Shoji, Shoji Paper, Rice Paper: Everything you need to know.

Q. Need samples?

A. One of the benefits of being an account holder with us is FREE samples. We are happy to send you 3" x 3" samples by standard mail, or express shipping (extra fees will apply). If you haven't already, please create your account, or login, then shop our paper categories for the samples you need: basic Shoji paper, Kozo, laminated shoji paper, waterproof shoji paper.


Q. Do I need an account to shop?

A. No, however, there are a number a wonderful reasons why you will want one. We cater to contractors, interior designers, architects, builders, decorators, landscapers, woodworkers, lamp and cabinet designers, shoji makers. Creating an account makes it so much easier to shop the next time. Here are just a few benefits of creating an account: free samples, discounted pricing, access to your order status and history & easy one-click re-ordering. Create one now.


Q. What is shoji and how to say it?

A. Short answer - It is a room divider. Long answer - see What is shoji? page. It's pronounced as "Show-jee".


Q. Is Shoji paper rice paper?

A. Shoji paper is made of traditional paper called washi. Some casual gaijin like to call it “rice paper,” but this is a myth. In fact, washi has nothing to do with rice. It is made from fibers from a tree called kozo, which is in the same family as the mulberry tree.


Q. Where is your shoji paper made?

A. All of our distintive shoji paper is made in Japan. Because of this, it is of exceptional quality. Do not settle for less.


Q. What makes Japanese imported shoji paper better?

A. The Japanese have been creating shoji paper for over 1400 years, so their technique is considered the gold standard. Over all those years, they have created a large range of beautiful designs. We bring to you the most sought-after designs. Lastly, papers made from kozo are wonderfully flexible, making it a brilliant choice for many uses.


Q. Where are you located?

A. We are in New Berlin, Wisconsin. See Contact Us.


Q. Do you ship shoji paper overseas?

A. YES. Please see shipping page.


Q. How often should my shoji screen paper be changed?

A. The Japanese replace shoji paper at least once a year, signifying a fresh new start. The new paper will brighten up the room, and you’ll feel the satisfaction of completing a task that speaks of renewal.


Q. What can shoji paper be used for?

A. Indoors shoji paper it is used for shoji screens, room dividers, shoji doors, sliding dividers. Laminated shoji paper is an excellent choice for uses around pets, and for window coverings, table lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps, ceiling lamps, hanging lamps, skylights, light boxes and illuminated displays. Outdoors, it is ideal for patios and decking, boundary fencing, wall tops, garden dividers, roofs and balconies, tub and pool surrounds, tea houses, screening ugly views, privacy screens and lanterns. Rigid acrylic Warlon sheets are totally resistant to water and weather and can be used in place of glass in things like light boxes, light fittings, shop displays, restaurants, hotels, tea house windows and exterior garden shoji panels. As you can see, it is very versatile and can create wonderful lighting effects.


Q. Do you sell to other design/build professionals, such as shoji makers, designers and architects?

A. YES. We work with contractors, interior designers, architects, builders, decorators, landscapers, woodworkers, lamp/cabinet/shoji makers. If you haven't already, please create your account, or login to enjoy these benefits: free samples, discounted pricing, access to your order status and history & easy one-click re-ordering.


Q. Do you have instruction on how to make shoji screens?

A. We suggest the books on our How To page.