14 Nov '17, 8pm
Tatcha Aburatorigami Papers: Beauty Treasure with Geisha Roots
Tsai traveled to a little community in South Kyoto where artisans were hammering golf leaf by hand. A practice dating back to Imperial Japan, the gold leaf artisans lay paper between the gold to protect the precious metal they hammered. Their gold-leaf artistry transformed the supporting paper into aburatorigami, an incredibly soft, strong and absorbent leaflet ideal for removing excess oils from delicate skin. In the 1800’s it was discovered that this paper had skin benefits and became the beauty secret of Geisha. Captivated by her own discovery of this ancient beauty treasure, Vicky wanted to share these papers with the world. She sold her engagement ring and bought a large quantity of the papers. Tatcha was born.