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[Keijusha's Kaishi has been added]

Kaishi (懐紙), as the name suggests, is washi (Japanese paper) folded in two and carried in one's pocket (懐). It has a long history, dating back to the Heian period (794-1185). At that time, when paper was still very precious, kaishi was carried in the pockets of Heian aristocrats as a part of their personal grooming, and was used in various everyday situations as a letter, handkerchief, chirigami, memo paper, and so on.

Today, kaishi is often used for tea ceremonies and kaiseki cuisine, but it can also be conveniently used for serving Japanese sweets, message cards, wrapping small gifts, and so on.

This historical commodity has been a part of Japanese people's lives throughout its long history. It is an excellent product that can be used in a variety of situations, depending on the purpose, such as “laying,” “writing,” “wrapping,” and “wiping."

Keijusha's Kaishi