Made to order, Hon Mino-shi lamp, size: h. 66 cm (25.9")
There are three types of Japanese National Treasures:
1. National Treasures: paintings (art works), buildings, etc.
2. Living Natinal Treasures: person who have distinguishing skills in catagories, such as music, dance, ceramics, bamboo, paper-making, kimono fabrics, etc.
3. Important Intengible Culture Asset: consists of groups who deserve, maintain traditional craft skills, etc. (specific techniques used in a particular craft).
3. Hon Mino-shi Hozonkai (skills preservation)
Kozo paper is made from paper mulberry and it is the most widely made type of washi. It has a toughness closer to cloth than to ordinary paper and does not weaken significantly when treated to be water-resistant.
Highest quality Mino washi: Only you can use Nasu Kozo, and there are many regulations.
Mino washi: Washi paper made in Gifu Prefecture (from Kozo)