Japanese Mulberry (Kozo) Papers
Kozo bark (also known as Mulberry) is used in approximately 90% of the washi made today. Kozo was originally found in the mountain wilderness of Shikoku and Kyusu Islands. It became a cultivated plant used especially for paper and cloth making. Today Kozo (Mulberry) is sought after by artists and conservators because of its strength, translucency, and absorbency.