|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
| Also written 判紙. A small-sized paper, approximately
25cm by 35cm. Being a convenient size for a variety of documents, hanshi
has been used since the late Muromachi period, and reached its peak
in popularity during the Edo period. Traditionally made from mulberry paper
*choshi 楮紙, today
hanshi is made from various fibers in different thicknesses. Counters
used for hanshi are: 20 sheets equal one *jou 帖, 10 jou
equal one taba 束, 10 taba equal one shime 締, and 6
shime equal one maru 丸.
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