'Washi' traditional paper-making set to be tacked onto UNESCO list
October 28, 2014
Koreans claim Washi paper is copy of Korean paper.
Annals of Joseon
Sejong sillok 10 (1428) July 1
上謂代言等曰: “聞日本國有百篇《尙書》, 可令通信使購來。 且倭紙堅韌, 造作之法, 亦宜傳習。” 知申事鄭欽之啓: “日本國多産金, 以紬苧布買來何如?” 上曰: “進獻金銀, 如不得蠲免, 買來進貢可也。”
King told "I heard Japan has 100 Book of Documents. Have messengers purchase them. And Washi paper is strong and soft, have them learn how to make it."
Chong Kin asked "Japan produces plenty of gold. How about exchange it with textiles?"
King said "If we don't have enough gold and silver for tributing to China, let's buy it."