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Best Place to Buy Japanese Calligraphy Paper (書道紙) Online?

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Sarah Szabo

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I've become interested in Japanese calligraphy since I went to Japan. I brought back all the required supplies, but I'll eventually run out of paper.

Where does everyone typically get their calligraphy paper or inkstones from, and is there a supplier that you trust?

I'm not looking for the finest materials :)
 

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If you are looking for (Japanese) online shops you could try Itōya (though I am not sure whether they ship overseas):


One of the most famous brick-and-mortar stores is Kyūkyodō (鳩居堂) in Ginza:

鳩居堂|お香、書画用品、はがき、便箋、金封、和紙製品の専門店
 

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This shop is based in the US:

 

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We used to have a really nice Japanese gift shop in town that had washi... Depending on your location, you may have a brick and mortar store nearby that could use your patronage.
 

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Daiso department stores overseas sell calligraphy paper. However, As you progress with your calligraphy you will want to acquire better materials. Poor quality paper will eventually hinder your progress. Also, a fude will last about a year before the hairs start to drop out. Try to make contact with a calligraphy teacher who may have contacts for procuring good materials. Some teachers have wholesale contacts.
 
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