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Xuan paper (宣紙, Chinese: Xuān zhǐ)

The most suitable paper for calligraphy and sumi-e (墨絵, すみえ, i.e “ink painting”) is Xuan paper, taking its name from a district of Xuancheng city (宣城, Chinese: Xuān Chéng), namely Xuan Zhou (宣州, Chinese: Xuān Zhōu, lit. “Xuan district”), which already existed during the Tang dynasty (唐朝, 618 – 907), and was where Xuan paper was originally manufactured. To read more about Xuan paper (or calligraphy paper in general), please click here. Due to its incredible durability (over thousand years) and stunning ink blur effects, Xuan paper is considered to be the best paper for writing calligraphy.

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