Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp and is used in many traditional arts. Origami, Shodo, and Ukiyo-ewere all produced using washi. Washi was also used to make various everyday goods like clothes, household goods, and toys as well as vestments and ritual objects for Shinto priests and statues of Buddha. It was even used to make wreaths that were given to winners in the 1998 Winter Paralympics. Several kinds of washi referred to collectively as Japanese tissue, are used in the conservation and mending of books.
Washi’s climate is classified as warm and temperate. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. The climate here is classified as Cwb by the Köppen-Geiger system. In Washi, the average annual temperature is 11.2 °C. Precipitation here averages 660 mm.