Kuozo is a really interesting plant, I wonder how it looks while still growing on the field, with its leaves and all. It's my first time hearing of this plant and the paper, really.
It must have felt amazing being surrounded by all those "kuozo goodness". I guess that experience has made you appreciate Washi papers even more. I feel like we do get a kind of deeper connection (or maybe appreciation?) of the things we use when we get to witness all the work that goes into making them and even being a part of it.
I am pretty sure the regular papers in my country aren't made out of petroleum. And hearing of papers made out of petroleum is pretty new to me. I wonder why most of these people ditched making these kind of paper for the plastic type, really. Is the petroleum type easier to produce?