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Business Card Holders Made from Sugihara Paper Business Card Cases Sugihara Paper
Business Card Holders Made from Sugihara Paper Business Card Cases Sugihara Paper
Business Card Holders Made from Sugihara Paper Business Card Cases Sugihara Paper
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Business Card Holders Made from Sugihara Paper

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Want to introduce yourself in style while also representing Japan? Well, we have just the business card holders for you!

Made from Sugihara paper, these business card holders have a gentle and warm touch. They come complete with two separate pockets so you can store your own cards as well as those that you receive from others.

Seeing as how business cards are such an important part of Japanese business culture, it's important to have a case that evokes style. Though light and made only from paper, these business card holders are both study and stylish.

While it may seem strange to have a business card holder made from a material like this, Sugihara paper is sturdy like leather and is resistant to water damage.

📄 About Sugihara Paper

Believed to originate in the Sugihara Valley, this type of papermaking emanates from central Hyogo Prefecture. Allegedly, it has a history that dates back as far as the 1100s if not longer.

Due to its robustness, Sugihara paper was highly prized by both nobles of the court in Kyoto as well as by samurai. It was originally used for gifts and offerings in the form of paper bundles and fans.

Later on during the Kamakura period (1185–1333), Sugihara paper became the de facto stationary that all samurai were to write on. This way, no important correspondence would be lost to time.

Up until around the 17th century, Sugihara paper saw an even increasing popularity. At times, the regions in Hyogo Prefecture producing it could barely keep up with the demand for the product.

Like many historical crafts, Japan's leap to modernity at the end of the 19th century led to a ceasing production. Luckily, Japan's craftsmen were able to recreate the technology used to make Sugihara paper in the later 1900s, thereby making it available today.