A few years ago I purchased a roll of authentic Japanese rice paper from Uwajimaya market in Seattle intending to use it on a number of projects but I only recently started using it.
A combination of balsa & basswood is used in the model. I designed it to stand off the floor the same height as a typical electronic flickering tea light. This is a floor lantern in the Japanese style that is 40 scale inches tall at 1½” scale. I used a variety of images on the internet as inspiration/reference material. While I was researching designs I realized how similar the visual styles of Japanese Carpentry are to that of the Arts & Crafts Movement.