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Tatō-gami (畳紙)

A folding paper-case for keeping costumes. Made of thick Japanese paper pasted together into larger pieces, it is folded to suit the size of the contents. Persimmon tannin or lacquer is sometimes applied to Tatō-gami as protection against insects and for waterproofing. Descriptions of the contents are often written on the front: the name, when it was made, and the owner's name. Sometimes, the origin and history of the costume are also written on Tatō-gami. Luxurious Noh costumes are often wrapped with cloth (and may be applied with spread floss silk) before being stored in Tatō-gami. They are also called "tatō."

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