The Japanese Paper Place Ltd.

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  • 103 The East Mall, Unit 1
  • M8Z 5X9 Etobicoke, ON
  • Canada


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Since 1987, Nancy Jacobi founder and president of the The Japanese Paper Place has made it her mission to share Japanese paper with the world. Her efforts not only help sustain the centuries-old practice of many traditional paper-making studios in Japan, but allow artists, designers, and manufacturers to express their vision with excellence.

We stock and distribute over 2,000 Japanese papers, plus a wide range of origami and original paper gifts to art supply and museum stores around the world. We also sell to manufacturers, and corporate clients looking for beautiful paper to help brand their fine products.


* 1400 years of excellent craftsmanship and expanding varieties of paper.

* made in a culture that places a value on beauty

* its qualities of strength,translucence and tactility make it very practical

* Japanese patterns and colour-sense are renowned the world over

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Available from our Toronto warehouse you will find:

1000+ patterns of Chiyogami –silkscreened decorative paper


  • Katazome-shi– 190+ patterns, hand-stencilled with soy-based inks

  • Handmade Heritage Washi – made by the finest papermaking studios in Japan

  • A large and comprehensive selection of coloured, textured, decorative, text weight, card stock and tissue papers, all made in Japan

  • Translucent papers in many formats, including large scale and rolls, ideal for interior design, lamp making, and shoji screens

  • An extensive assortment of origami paper packages, including our signature basic line, exquisite high-end kits,

  • Handmade and machine-made sustainable and versatile washi in many variations for use by artists, bookbinders, and conservators who want top quality Japanese papers

  • Brushes, sumi ink, bookbinding tools, adhesives and other paper-related Japanese art materials and gift items


We’re here for you! Friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you in choosing the perfect papers to meet your needs. Convenient online browsing of our catalogue is available at Contact our offices for samples and pricing;

SHIPPING to Europe and other overseas destinations is by UPS FOB Toronto, or by consignee's shipper. Our shippers are expert packers, often making custom-built boxes to ensure your order arrives in perfect condition. We offer favourable rates and air shipping within a week or sea shipping for orders over 200kg.



Versatile and varied, the natural-fibre Japanese papers -- washi -- represent 1400 years of...

The Japanese Paper Place Ltd. 103 The East Mall, Unit 1 M8Z 5X9 Etobicoke, ON Canada +1 416 5389669


Japanese Calligraphy and Painting Supplies

Specialty papers, brushes, inks, and pens from Japan designed for the finest Japanese calligraphy...

The Japanese Paper Place Ltd. 103 The East Mall, Unit 1 M8Z 5X9 Etobicoke, ON Canada +1 416 5389669

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Creativeworld 2018

27.01.2018 - 30.01.2018 Hall: 4.1 Stand: H 63