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Mature paper

There are three major groups of paper and they can be distinguished based on:

  • Ingredients used
  • Number of layers
  • Size of the sheets

The first group can be further split into raw, semi-raw and matured. Matured paper has more of a smooth surface that allows ink to “float” before it is absorbed slowly. It is suitable for precision writing and painting. The main ingredient of matured paper is bamboo fiber, which has poor ink absorbance (due to the rigidness of the tissue). Matured paper, due to low blurring abilities (滲み, にじみ, nijimi) is usually not used by skilled calligraphers.

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