Hakuho Watercolor - Awagami - Small
22.8 x 15.8 cm / 9 x 6.22 inches
45% Kozo, 55% Cotton
pH 7 - 8
15 sheets per pack
Hakuho paper is a museum quality watercolor paper made from a mix of kozo and cotton fibers. It is internally sized and has a lightly textured finish. It was developed for use with watercolor and gouache but may also be used for other wet and dry media including pen & ink, acrylic, pencil, and others. Hakuho Watercolor is made at the Awagami Paper Mill on the island of Shikoku.
A note from one of our customers, who specializes in watercolor techniques:
The blend of cotton and kozo gives it a distinct way of holding and absorbing moisture, thus, when painting wet-on-dry, the strokes are distinct, yet not harsh, and so far, I have not seen a tendency for puddles to form, nor blooming. When painting wet-on-wet, a very soft and mistlike film is created. The paper also stays moist quite long so that one can paint without unnecessary haste. One thing to keep in mind is that when wet, it is not as strong as some Western watercolour papers I have tried, thus the fibres can start disintegrating if it is scrubbed with a stiff brush. I suppose all of these qualities pertain to the mix of fibers, and the level of sizing on it. I can, without any hesitation, say that I have not tried any watercolour paper like it!