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Jun 6, 2009

Japanese Paper Lanterns

Tradtional papermaking in Japan requires patience, experience and attention to detail and a strong back. Before I leave Japan, I hope to visit a washi papermaking artisan's workshop. Mino in Gifu Prefecture is well-known for their handmade washi paper. ImportantPapers.org has some wonderful photos showing Mino's process of making washi.

This past winter I was having lunch and noticed the beautiful paper lanterns in the restaurant near to my workplace. There are shadows within the lamps as well as on the ceilings. I really want to learn how to make one of these!

Japanese Paper Lamps

To see more shadow shots from all over the world, visit Hey Harriet's Blog.

21 comments:

Catherine said...

the play of light and shadow in this shot is beautiful.....

readingsully2 said...

Great work, Juana. Haven't seen you in awhile. :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a colourful shot!

A magical nostalgic moment for me §:-))

Got a similar lamp when I was a young girl. Really, my style. A lil touch of Asia.

Great!

Sarah said...

Lovely lamp and pretty photos. I like the way the paper is layered.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

what a beautiful shadow shot - love the layers!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful shot..The colors are wonderful.
It is really amazing work and must be hard to do.
Happy SSS.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with the others, it's a great play of light and shadows and I love the colors! Enjoy your weekend!

Marlene said...

Beautiful photo, that lamp is gorgeous.

Poetic Artist said...

I love shadows and this is a good one..I love making hand made paper and that would be wonderful to learn that process in Japan..Lucky you.
Katelen

Hey Harriet said...

That's a beautiful lamp. It looks like a bigger version of those little umbrellas that decorate cocktails! I hope you have a try at making one of those one day. Be sure to post the results here :)

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful..I wouldn't have patience make those but good luck to you! :)

just jody said...

awesome shot.....great colors!

Dorte said...

Great photo and those lanterns look like they give a very cosy light ...

Sweet Repose said...

The Japanese never cease to amaze me at their patience and creativity in all they do, very structured and seductive...how do they do that...!

Dianne said...

beautiful mood
lovely colors

Linda said...

Oh my ... that's a really striking photograph. Just wonderful!

Jeri said...

It would be wonderful to be able to create something so beautiful. Wonderful shadow shot!

Chris Stone said...

Beautiful photo!

Tracy said...

Love the magic of the light filtering through those lamps...

Personal massager said...

This is so cool indeed, thanks for the post.

Robert said...

You are doing a great job, keep up the great work.

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