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generic term for paper used for painting. In general, strong paper with
a minimal tendency to blur such as *torinokogami
鳥の子紙, is preferred for traditional Japanese style painting *yamato-e
やまと絵 rather than the type of paper which originated in China, such as
*karakami 唐紙 and
*gasenshi 画仙紙, which
were used for ink painting *suibokuga
水墨画 and southern painting *nanga
南画. They were fragile but moist, and a lot of interesting ink effects could
2 Colored, sometimes patterned paper used for children's games.
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