Making a lamp
The paper used in a shoji lamp, washi, is magical. It takes some of the light passing through for itself, yet the light is richer for it—softer, warmer, more inviting.
The paper makers who produce the most treasured papers in the world can produce incredibly fine sheets with a radiance from the pattern of the fibers that is their signature.
Some of these washi masters are continuing in an unbroken line of artistry that stretches back for more than a thousand years.