Viewed from the street through its plate-glass window, the stark white interior of Mihoncho Honten looks almost clinical. Enter, though, and the waist-high display cases arranged in orderly rows and filled with sheets of paper in every hue, weight and texture imaginable, lend the shop more of a creative than cold atmosphere. This space serves as the showroom for Takeo, which has been making paper since 1899. The walls are stacked floor-to-ceiling with trays holding more samples; there are over This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 32 Seven Cuts An umbrella. An octopus. A mask. Tokyo seen through still life portraits. Arts & Culture City Guide Issue 32 Hoshinoya Tokyo A modern ryokan. Arts & Culture City Guide Issue 32 Yaeca Home Store A shop inside a home. Arts & Culture City Guide Issue 32 Morioka Shoten A one-book shop. Arts & Culture Issue 32 Essay: One Up, One Down Tim Hornyak explores Tokyo's scrap-and-build culture. Arts & Culture Issue 32 Apocalypse Next Why is Tokyo the canvas for so many disaster fantasies?