Shibugami comes in a range of sizes and thicknesses. The #10 thickness is the best all-purpose weight. It's made of hand-made mulberry paper that has had many layers laminated together using persimmon tannin. It's then smoked to preserve the paper and speed the curing of the persimmon. After smoking, it's set aside for a year to cure before being placed on the market.
sixe: 22” x 36”
Synthetic substitutes are also available. They don’t expand when wet, as natural paper will, and are becoming more popular among younger dyers.
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Style and Price
natural smoked – $59
synthetic – $35