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Making The Thinnest Sheet of Paper in the World Using Ancient Methods!

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In Japan, one company is taking paper thinner than it’s ever been before. Hidaka Washi Ltd. creates paper as thin as human skin, using methods that date back a thousand years.

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The paper is then sent to museums and libraries around the world—including the British Museum and the Library of Congress—and is used to restore and protect books and works of art./Great Big Story

The Japanese Paper known as “tengu”, is the world’s thinnest paper, it is only 0.02 millimeters thick, similar to human skin , the sheets come in a size of one square meter and they weigh only 1.6 grams, less than a one cent Euro coin.

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Washi is obtained from the fiber of the paper mulberry, a native plant of East Asia cultivated for centuries for making paper.This paper is used for restoration and maintenance of paintings, books, Buddhist statues and more which needed to be restored.

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