In Memory of Mr. Naohachi Usami, 8th generation head of the Kyoto Shōkaku-dō Conservation Studio.
It is with heavy heart that we received the news of the passing of Mr. Naohachi Usami. We will remember his kindness, work, and collaborations with conservators and students around the world. His generosity welcomed Hiromi Paper’s Washi Tours into his studio and has given us very valuable information on conservation materials and techniques. His two sons, the elder being successor & the younger having his own conservation studio “Usami Shutokudo”, continue to be supportive, and we are very thankful for that.
Edit: A word from Paul Wills about Mr. Naohachi Usami’s legacy: