Irrobat Books makes traditional, Japanese-style journals and paper jewelry using techniques honed over the centuries in Kyoto, the paper-art capitol of Japan.
We use recycled and renewable resource papers and materials to make our books and jewelry. We use Japanese washi, kozo, and unryu, made with various traditional shurbs including the kozo mulberry bush. From Nepal we bring Lokta paper, made from the Daphne bush, a quick-growing plant found throughout the Himalayas and across East Asia. Thailand brings us Momigami and garden papers, with plant fibers ranging from kozo and bamboo, to banana leaf and recycled cotton. Our hand-crafted journals are made artistically right here in the U.S., using binding techniques from China and Japan that date back over a thousand years to the Heian period and Tang dynasty.