Kaishi - Kittens and a Freshwater Crab
Kaishi are small sheets of washi paper originally tucked into the chest sleeves of kimono. Soft but sturdier than regular paper napkins, kaishi have been used in Japan for more than a thousand years as memo pads, small plates to place sweets on, tissues, coasters, blotting papers and money envelopes.
Today, kaishi are mostly used in tea ceremonies, but people still appreciate them for their simple elegance and practicality. These kaishi are adorned with beautiful woodblock print designs and when used as cocktail napkins, they will certainly become a conversation starter.
- 24 sheets per pack; each sheet is 5¾” x 6⅞”
- Made in Japan
Who Makes It
Ugyokusha (“House of Beautiful Rain”) is a woodblock print brand founded in 2006 by Emi Hoshi. Born in Tokyo and currently residing in a remote, mountainous region of Okayama, her retro modern style often draws inspiration from nature and animals.