This work is about materiality – honouring the bautifyul paper that I work with. In this series I am using papers that friend of mine brought back from Tokyo for me. Washi papers. Tesuki washi (handmade Japanese paper) was invented in 105 AD by a Chinese official named Cai Lun, and introduced to Japan in 610 AD by Doncho, a Buddhist monk from Korea. The name Sekishu comes from the Sekishu region (present-day Iwami), where the paper was first produced, where from then on the art of handmade washi has been maintained and preserved within the area. The raw materials for Sekishu washi are kozo, mitsumata, and gampi shrubs. Kozo and mitsumata are cultivated in the region but gampi grows wild. Sekishu-banshi made from Sekishu kozo is well known as the strongest paper produced in Japan. By the Edo period (1603-1867), Sekishu-banshi was popular among Osaka merchants for use in account books, and that name became widely known. In addition, the techniques and methods used for Sekishu-banshi have been completely preserved by the crafts people who live in Misumi Town. Sekishu-banshi was registered at “the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” based on the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009 thus officially recognising the craft as “Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paper”.