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“Neji neji” means to twist and turn, just as this 130-centimeter-long Mino washi hanging lampshade does with stunning elegance. The rounded undulating swirls of Saiko Design’s Neji Neji soften the minimalist design of lightly crumpled white washi. Like a traditional Japanese chochin lantern, it folds flat, and when it is pulled into shape, it’s simply breathtaking. We think it's playful but mature — an unexpected centerpiece for hallways and high ceilings. 

Mino washi is famed for its durability and has been used for shoji sliding doors, uchiwa fans, parasols and chochin lanterns for over a millennia. We love how Saiko Design combines Mino washi and traditional lantern-making to create something so contemporary. 

See our Saiko Design lineup to see other lampshades or contact us directly to find out more about other available designs.

Based in Gifu, Saiko Design brings together the traditional crafts of Mino washi paper and Japanese lanterns to create beautiful minimalist lampshades. They collaborate with local craftspeople who continue to use techniques that date back more than 1,300 years to produce shades featuring subtle textures, delicate patterns and vibrant colors. The washi is made using Nasu mulberry from Ibaraki Prefecture and water from Mino’s Itadori River, frames are constructed using chochin lantern techniques and patterns are inspired by traditional Japanese motifs. Each work is also designed to enhance the beauty of washi with light.

Washi paper
Diameter 35cm x Height 135cm
For use with 100-watt max lightbulb