The art of handcrafting washi paper has a rich tradition in Japan. To pass on the culture and technique of Japan's paper-craft to forthcoming generations, Eriko Horiki seeks innovative possibilities in working with the idea of washi in architecture. Having acquired the traditional technique of washi-making in Fukui, Horiki personally handcrafts washi paper of her own design in her studio. The work that materializes from her novel ideas gives space a rich character that is reinforced through the changing qualities of light.

Chapter 1: Space and Presence page view
Lisn Aoyama / Setsugekka Tokyo / Ikaya Ginbe / Rafael Amargo, Don Quixote Stage Art / Soft Screen Exhibition / Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Stage Art / Disney + WA-Qu Exhibition

Chapter 2: A Renaissance of Traditional Technology
Birthplace of Large-Format Washi
Report: Process that Raises Washi to the Statues of Art
From the Fukui Workshop Nozomi Chiba

Chapter 3: The Spirit of Washi page view
Tokyo Midtown / ZENKYOREN Makuhari Training Center / Chapel of Canoviano Tokyo / SOGO Shinsaibashi Main Store

Chapter 4: Embodiment of the Natural World
page view
Restaurant in Hanamurasaki Hotel / The Abbey of the Good Shepherd / Cafe Cube in Hosomi Museum / Tochigi Prefectural Forest for Health / Art Works of Paper and Light Exhibition / Setsugekka Kyoto / Premier Lounge of TOHO Cinemas Nijo

Chapter 5: Respecting and Extending Japanese Traditions
Spa in the Peninsula Tokyo / Uenohara Jomon no Mori Pavilion / Okuaga Furusato Kan Municipal Washi Museum /
Chiyoda-ku New Government Office / Kamakura Sotatsu / Omuro Sanowa

Dialogue: Primitive Things
Eriko Horiki Toyo Ito

Interview: Primitive Things
Eriko Horiki Tomohiko Mihoya Tatsuo Tanaka Ken Matsui

Dialogue:The Culture of Lighting Design
Eriko Horiki Satoshi Uchihara

Commentary: Hiroshi Senju

Commentary: Kazuo Kawasaki

Commentary: Daniel Ost

Review of the past 20 years
Eriko Horiki

Credits and Data