About Quality Paper in Toronto: Japanese Women Artists’ Exchange at the Japanese Paper Place

On August 1st, there will be a reception for a select group of Japanese women artists at the Japanese Paper Place (JPP). Opened in 1982, by Nancy Jacobi, the retail store in Toronto encourages artist and creatives to learn about the unique qualities of traditional Japanese papers. For over thirty years,
the JPP warehouse supplies several thousand different kinds of Japanese paper to retailers, manufacturers and artist around the world. The JPP’s mission is to find innovative ways to use and maintain as well as continue the rich tradition of high quality Japanese papers.

Chiyogami available at JPP
JPP also carries a variety of paper goods, stationaries, creative supplies, origami, and Japanese ink.

Rather than simply retailing elegant Japanese papers and stationary, JPP also presents visitors with the history and the process of Japanese papermaking today.

With a rich display of beautiful prints on quality Japanese paper, the JPP presents a variety of different culturally important paper, including Washi. Registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage and rougher than normal paper, Washi is also versatile, used to create many Japanese goods, ranging from origami to screen doors.

Shuminigashi paper

This August, artists, Tomoko Aso, Akiko Takeuchi, Kurumi Wakaki, Mami Yonekura and Tsubomi Yonekura will be in attendance at the JPP reception to showcase their work as part of the event: Japanese Women Artists’ Exchange. This is as part of their tour around Canada. They will also visit Montreal, Oakville, Ottawa and Quebec City.

The event is free. Simply register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/japanese-women-artists-exchange-tickets-64252240180

The JPP’s Website: https://www.japanesepaperplace.com/