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A method of paper decoration, *ryoushi soushoku —¿Ž†‘•ü. Two or more sheets of paper of different color and/or quality are joined together to make one sheet, to create various decorative effects including an impression of depth. There are three types of tsugigami: 1) Kiritsugi ØŒp (cut and join), paper cut with sharp edges, with either straight or curved lines and then joined;@2) Yaburitsugi ”jŒp (tear and join), hand torn paper with irregular seams that is joined together;@3) Kasanetsugi dŒp (overlap and join), five sheets of paper of different color are laid on a bottom sheet of white paper, leaving 1-2mm of each sheet showing. The effect is a gradual gradation from light to dark. Tsugigami was used for writing poems and stories, and the best examples can be found in the early 12c anthology Sanjuurokuninshuu ŽO\˜ZlW from Nishihonganji ¼–{ŠèŽ›, Kyoto.
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