Wari Washi Goods

Greenbelt, Maryland · 2 Sales


Wari Washi Goods

Greenbelt, Maryland 2 Sales On Etsy since 2008

wariwashigoods is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Wari Washi will be back in February with new products!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 17, 2011

Wari Washi will be back in February with new products!


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Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2011
Hello and welcome to Wari Washi. Have any questions regarding my products, shipping policy and etc? Feel free to e-mail me: wariwashi [!at] yahoo.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
  • Check
Currently I accept PayPal, money orders and checks. Payment must be received within one week of initial purchase. Checks must be cleared before item can be sent.
All items will be sent first class mail, wrapped well in bubble wrap unless otherwise specified or requested.
Refunds and Exchanges
Return products must be received within 7 days of receipt. Full refund will be made minus shipping costs. If product is defective, buyer can choose between a refund (minus shipping) or replacement. Either case, item must be returned to Wari Washi within seven days of payment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wari Washi's FAQ:

1. What does "Wari Washi" mean? How did you come up with it?

Wari Washi Goods, or 和利和紙グッズ in Japanese, is actually an acronym, and it stands for 「和風の利用できる和紙グッズ」, which means "Japanese-style goods you can use". I wanted to create products using washi that could be incorporated into everyday life as opposed to just sitting on a desk or a mantle somewhere. Something that could be carried around, flaunted and looked at. 「和利」is not a true word, just my store name, so don't bother ask your Japanese-speaking friends what it means!

2. What is yuzen washi and mizuhiki?

Washi is a special Japanese paper, usually made from paper mulberry plants. It is much stronger than ordinary paper and when softened, the texture closely resembles cloth. Upon close inspection of the underside, you can see individual fibers that make up the paper. Yuzen washi is highly decorated washi, sometimes resembling kimono fabric. High quality yuzen washi is not only decorated with a myriad of colors and designs, it will also incorporate shining gold details to accentuate the entire sheet.

Mizuhiki is a very strong, thin cord made from twisting and pulling washi paper. Depending on color combinations and design, mizuhiki knots go on envelopes used in formal occasions such as weddings and funerals. It is also used in ikebana (flower arrangement), in kanzashi (hair ornaments), as well as other craft projects. Mizuhiki can be untreated, painted, wrapped in Mylar or silk. I use painted and mylar-wrapped mizuhiki cords in my projects.

All of my washi and mizuhiki supplies are purchased through a Japanese vendor and are made in Japan.

3. What is the difference between "treated" and "untreated" products?

I treat most products with a non-toxic sealer for maximum durability. The sealers are permanent and comes in glossy or matte. If at any time you find the sealer is coming apart, I will re-seal the product for you for a small fee.

Some products, however, are not sealed, such as any oshi-e item. Car ornaments and other larger modular pieces can come sealed in matte, but only upon request for an additional charge.

4. Custom orders are available for any of my products, through Alchemy. Just specify type, color combination, treated or untreated, and quantity. I will contact you with additional questions and information as needed.

5. Please respect my ideas and product designs. Although I did not create the sonobe or the various musubi (knots), construction and finishing method of each product is original.