World class quality
The manufacturing method based on the craftmanship of goldbeating
The nique Japanese paper called “Furuya Paper” which is used in the process of manufacturing gold leaf is the origin of oil blotting paper.
Genuine oil blotting paper that has passed strict quality standards
Kanazawa city in Ishikawa Prefecture, which produces over 98% of the gold leaf productions in Japan, has the world's top gold leaf manufacturing technology. Above all, "the certificate of goldbeating method" is the proof of the highest level of craftmanship in the goldbeating method and it can be certified only if a product meets strict standards in each of the detailed steps.
Hiyori's oil blotting paper has been certified by the Ishikawa Prefecture Foil Commerce and Industry Association for its gold leaf making method. This is a proof that it is recognized as the highest quality blotting paper" among other blotting papers.
The definition and the method of "gold leaf paper making - oil blotting paper" specified by Ishikawa prefecture foil commerce and industry cooperative association
A craftsman equipped with skill and intuition of gold beating 【Oil Blotting Paper】that is crafted by carefully beaten base paper of【Oil Blotting Paper】with a foil-stripping machine which is capable of producing gold, silver and other foil paper. The fiber of paper of the finished 【Oil Blotting Paper】is hammered even more than the base paper so that has the texture of paper stretched by a foil-stripping machine.
【Commentary】Oil blotting paper that are simply manufactured with a foil-stripping machine that moves up and down does not satisfy the above (1), so it is not certified as a gold leaf paper manufacturing method. Even for the oil blotting paper beaten with a foil striking machine, to satisfy the condition of (2), it requires a considerable amount of operation time Therefore, just beating with a foil-stripping machine doesn’t count as a gold leaf paper production method.
Gold leaf manufacturing process
The process of manufacturing gold leaf is roughly divided into the craftmanship of Uwazumi-ya and Hakuuchi-ya (Goldbeater). Among them, high-quality Japanese paper is used for Hakuuchi paper, so preparation of the paper takes a lot of time (almost half a year) and efforts.