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Japanese Wallpaper - A Classic Choice

#1: Surface

Most Japanese wallpapers are made of vinyl chloride on the surface and have embossed texture surfaces. They have also been processed to be resistant to starch (as the glue is made from starch), anti-mould, deodorant, and anti-bacterial.


#2 & #3: Backing and Material

The back of Japanese wallpapers is usually made of paper material. As for Honpo's Japanese wallpapers, there is a special film attached at the back to prevent the pre-pasted glue from drying up.
The grids on the wallpaper also make cutting easy!

#3 & #4: Glue and Size

The glue is made from starch which is water-based. It also has zero formaldehyde emission and is washable by water during installation. The size of an average Japanese wallpaper is 92cm, and there are two-colored strips on the sides called mimi that is to be cut for pattern matching.

History of Japanese Wallpaper


Wallpapers were introduced from China to Japan during the Heian period. However, instead of being used like traditional wallpaper, wallpaper as a product evolved into folding screen, fusuma & shoji. Around the Edo period, gold foil were used for folding screens, and such designs became a symbol of wealth and art.


After World War II, many buildings were destroyed and in poor condition. Japan soon began a nationwide reconstruction project and many developers began to experiment with different styles of design.


In particular, during the condominium boom in the 1960s. Wallpaper became popular and Innovation soon came after.
Unique wallpaper designs were born and better materials are used to make Japanese. The beauty and simplicity of wallpaper allowed it to be an integral part of Japanese architecture even today.

After World War II, many buildings were destroyed and in poor condition. Japan soon began a nationwide reconstruction project and many developers began to experiment with different styles of design.
During the condominium boom in the 1960s. Wallpaper became popular and Innovation soon came after.
Unique wallpaper designs were born and better materials are used to make Japanese. The beauty and simplicity of wallpaper allowed it to be an integral part of Japanese architecture even today.
Nowadays, wallpapers around the world use various materials such as vinyl chloride, paper, or textiles. However, most of the materials used in Japan are mainly vinyl chloride wallpapers.
In fact, the market penetration rate for these vinyl chloride wallpapers is more than 90%.

Japanese wallpaper tends to be monochromatic featuring white, grey, or black with its sleek and minimalist design, In contrast with European wallpapers. The stark contrast is largely due to cultural differences and each has its own different kind of beauty.

Nowadays, wallpapers around the world use various materials such as vinyl chloride, paper, or textiles. However, most of the materials used in Japan are mainly vinyl chloride wallpapers.
In fact, the market penetration rate for these vinyl chloride wallpapers is more than 90%.

Japanese wallpaper tends to be monochromatic featuring white, grey, or black with its sleek and minimalist design, In contrast with European wallpapers. The stark contrast is largely due to cultural differences and each has its own different kind of beauty.


However, the DIY culture has been spreading among Japanese people. As more Japanese experiment with design and style for their home, they began to use more vibrant and colorful wallpapers with various patterns. peelable sticker wallpapers are also invented and innovation once again rises in Japan.


The increased R&D in this industry not only allows wallpapers to have rich designs but even more useful features. For example; allergen reduction, de-odorization, and anti-bacterial features are included in most Japanese wallpapers today. Wallpaper in Japan have become not just more varied but also healthier and more convenient.

However, the DIY culture has been spreading among Japanese people. As more Japanese experiment with design and style for their home, they began to use more vibrant and colourful wallpapers with various patterns. peelable sticker wallpapers are also invented and innovation once again rises in Japan.
The increased R&D in this industry not only allows wallpapers to have rich designs but even more useful features. For example; allergen reduction, de-odorization, and anti-bacterial features are included in most Japanese wallpapers today. Wallpaper in Japan have become not just more varied but also healthier and more convenient.

Largest Japanese wallpaper carrier


Here at Honpo, we are the biggest Japanese wallpaper shops in Singapore, Carry 5 of the largest brands in Japan (Sangetsu, Lilycolor, Sincol, Toli, Runon)

Their wallpapers are equipped with many unique features such as washability and deodorization. These wallpapers have special coatings on the front surface that make it easy to remove stains from coffee, soy sauce, water-based markers, etc. They are ideal for use anywhere even in a more humid environment like the washroom.

Largest Japanese wallpaper carrier


Here at Honpo, we are the biggest Japanese wallpaper shops in Singapore, Carry 5 of the largest brands in Japan (Sangetsu, Lilycolor, Sincol, Toli, Runon)

Their wallpapers are equipped with many unique features such as washability and deodorization. These wallpapers have special coatings on the front surface that make it easy to remove stains from coffee, soy sauce, water-based markers, etc. They are ideal for use anywhere even in a more humid environment like the washroom.

Features
It prevents bacteria from attaching onto the wallpaper. This is often used in toilets, hospitals and schools.
Its tough material makes it durable and not easily damaged. This can be used in schools, houses with pets and warehouses.

This will be useful for sanitary equipment and in kitchens which are always exposed to water.

It catches and deactivates allergens such as mite droppings or pollens. This will be useful in hospitals and kindergartens.
Japanese-made wallpapers will not burn even after 10-20 minutes of contact with an open flame.
By eliminating small bumps on its surface, the wallpaper prevents stains from being absorbed into the wallpaper. It is often used in kitchens and sanitary equipment.
Wallpapers which use elastic materials can enhance the durability of the walls which they are applied onto.

It absorbs and decomposes sources of odor which will be useful in toilets and changing rooms.

Some wallpapers also use special materials which allow light reflection, saving lighting expenses during the day. This feature is useful for ceilings inside public facilities.



This is great for maintaining humidity, especially in tropical areas. It is useful for maintaining a sanitary space and preventing mould and fungus growth
As it is 15% lighter than usual wallpaper, Japanese-made wallpaper requires less workload for its installation.
The wallpaper material produces negative ions that can be found in nature like beaches and mountains. They are responsible for giving us a good mood which will be useful in bedrooms.

Pre-Glued WallpaperHONPO's Japanese wallpapers are sold with glue on the back.It is a convenient product that can be installed immediately after you peel off the protective film.Point 1: What is the surface made of?Most of the Japanese wallpapers have a surface made of vinyl chloride with an embosse..
SGD16.00
Ex Tax:SGD16.00
Pre-Glued WallpaperHONPO's Japanese wallpapers are sold with glue on the back.It is a convenient product that can be installed immediately after you peel off the protective film.Point 1: What is the surface made of?Most of the Japanese wallpapers have a surface made of vinyl chloride with an embosse..
SGD16.00
Ex Tax:SGD16.00
Pre-Glued WallpaperHONPO's Japanese wallpapers are sold with glue on the back.It is a convenient product that can be installed immediately after you peel off the protective film.Point 1: What is the surface made of?Most of the Japanese wallpapers have a surface made of vinyl chloride with an embosse..
SGD16.00
Ex Tax:SGD16.00
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