Asstd Itajime, vegatable-dyed & pigmented.

No, this is not my latest take on being an ex-pat in Japan, nor any modern insight in culture clash trends for 2011.  Rather, as I looked with fresh eyes at Itajime paper, I could not help but notice similarities to Rorshach tests.   Is it just me?  Or is it a self-fulfilling diagnosis?  What do you see?

The paper of the month, perhaps?

Itajime-shi; Folded & Dyed Paper

Itajime-shi; Folded & Dyed Paper

To see more Itajime “Tests”, click here.

If you feel inspired, and you would like to try making your own Rorshach-like Itajime designs, contact Paper Connection; the perfect plain white paper for this project is in stock now.

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