Mizuhiki is a strong, thin twine made from Washi, which is traditional
Washi is made from the inner bark of the kozo, gampi, and mitsumata
bushes. The fibers of the inner bark of these bushes are much longer
than in barks from most other trees and bushes.
The longer the fiber,
the easier the fibers mesh together. Washi is one of the most durable
and strongest papers in the world.
Mizuhiki is very important in Japanese culture and in the daily lives
of Japanese people.