HW5 – Pencil case
This strong and resistant box is great as a pencil case. Hatano makes it with a base of cardboard, which is covered with washi. The washi is usually dyed with a natural dye made from fermented persimmon (kaki) juice to increase water resistance. The box is then coloured with pigments and soil. He finishes off painting it with oil to further increase the strength and resistance. Available in more colours!