We were honored to repaper the shoji of a certain large manufacturer’s teahouse on the top floor of their company building. These days, shoji are, for the most part, papered using wagami. But years ago only small amounts of wagami were available. For that reason, seams would intentionally be made visible, displaying an attractive pattern in a technique called “ishigakibari”. Teahouses that are very particular concerning the materials used, still opt for this technique.