This boxes are made by pasting Japanese Washi paper, such as "Chiyogami", onto a paper box that has been formed using cardboard. Chiyogami is Japanese Washi with traditional patterns and designs. Some patterns range from simple to gorgeous. The most popular theory is that it originated in Kyoto.
It was introduced from Kyoto to Edo in the latter half of the 18th century. The names of Chiyogami differed between those made in Kyoto and those made in Edo. Those made in Kyoto were called "Kyo chiyogami" and those made in Edo were called "Edo chiyogami. In Edo, Ukiyoe artists began to draw drafts of chiyogami and it developed.
Gradually, the technology advanced and mass production began at once. Daughters of samurai families loved the beauty of Chiyogami and began to wrap gifts and sweets. Because of the culture of gift-giving and the ability to mass produce it, Chiyogami has remained a favorite of the Japanese people to this day.
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