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Japan, a country renowned for its meticulous attention to detail and precision, extends this ethos to its paper size standards. The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) governs these dimensions, mirroring the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) A-series in many respects.

The JIS B-series is particularly noteworthy. It diverges from the ISO B-series by maintaining an aspect ratio of 1:√2, similar to the ISO A-series. This unique feature ensures that when a sheet is cut in half, the resulting pieces retain their original aspect ratio.

Japan paper dimensions


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2A046.81 x 66.221189 x 1682119 x 1683370 x 4768
A120.51 x 0.7113 x 181 x 237 x 51
4A066.22 x 93.621682 x 2378168 x 2384768 x 6741
A110.71 x 1.0218 x 262 x 351 x 74
A101.02 x 1.4626 x 373 x 474 x 105
A3+12.95 x 19.02329 x 48333 x 48933 x 1369
A1+23.98 x 35.98609 x 91461 x 911726 x 2591
A0+35.98 x 50.87914 x 129291 x 1292591 x 3662
A64.13 x 5.83105 x 14811 x 15298 x 420
A55.83 x 8.27148 x 21015 x 21420 x 595
A48.27 x 11.69210 x 29721 x 30595 x 842
A311.69 x 16.54297 x 42030 x 42842 x 1191
A91.46 x 2.0537 x 524 x 5105 x 147
A216.54 x 23.39420 x 59442 x 591191 x 1684
A82.05 x 2.9152 x 745 x 7147 x 210
A123.39 x 33.11594 x 84159 x 841684 x 2384
A72.91 x 4.1374 x 1057 x 11210 x 298
A033.11 x 46.81841 x 118984 x 1192384 x 3370

Japanese paper sizes also include special formats such as Shiroku-ban and Kiku-ban. These are widely used in printing industries for books and magazines due to their optimal dimensions that balance readability with portability.

Moreover, Japan's traditional paper sizes like Washi bear cultural significance. Washi papers are crafted using age-old techniques and are often used in arts such as origami and calligraphy. Their sizes vary greatly but follow a consistent aspect ratio akin to √2:1.

Japanese paper sizes reflect not only practical considerations but also cultural nuances. They offer an intriguing blend of international standardization with local customization - a testament to Japan's commitment to precision and respect for tradition.

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Interesting facts about Japan

1: Washi - Traditional Japanese Paper

Washi is a type of traditional Japanese paper that has been made by hand for over 1,300 years. It is made from the inner bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub, or the paper mulberry plant. Washi is known for its strength, durability, and unique texture.

2: Origami - The Art of Paper Folding

Origami, the art of paper folding, originated in Japan. It uses a single sheet of paper to create intricate designs without cutting or gluing. The word "origami" comes from two Japanese words: "ori" meaning folding and "kami" meaning paper.

3: Chiyogami - Colorful Patterned Paper

Chiyogami is a type of decorative paper that features vibrant and intricate patterns. It was originally used for woodblock printing during the Edo period (1603-1868) in Japan. Chiyogami patterns often depict nature scenes, animals, and traditional motifs.

4: Shoji - Traditional Sliding Doors

Shoji are traditional sliding doors or room dividers in Japan. They are made using translucent washi paper mounted on a wooden frame. Shoji doors allow diffused light to pass through while maintaining privacy.

5: Kamikiri - Japanese Papercutting Art

Kamikiri is a traditional Japanese art form that involves cutting intricate designs into paper using scissors or knives. This delicate craft dates back to the Heian period (794-1185) and often depicts nature-inspired motifs such as flowers and animals.

6: Echizen Washi - UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Echizen Washi, a type of washi paper produced in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, has been designated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is known for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship, and the production techniques have been passed down through generations.

7: Gampi Paper - Emperor's Favorite Paper

Gampi paper is made from the inner bark of the gampi tree and has a smooth texture. It was highly valued in ancient Japan and was often used for official documents and calligraphy. Gampi paper was said to be Emperor Hirohito's favorite type of paper.

8: Mino Washi - World's Thinnest Paper

Mino Washi, produced in Gifu Prefecture, holds the Guinness World Record for being the thinnest handmade paper in the world. It measures only 0.03 millimeters thick but remains surprisingly strong.

9: Japanese Paper Sizes - JIS Standard

Japan follows its own set of standard paper sizes called JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards). The most commonly used size is B5 (176 x 250 mm), which falls between A5 and A4 sizes used internationally.

10: Japanese Paper Umbrellas - Wagasa

Wagasa are traditional Japanese umbrellas made using bamboo frames covered with washi paper. They are not only functional but also considered works of art due to their intricate designs and craftsmanship.