Why share these clips? I think it is important to share what works and what doesn’t work. In this video, I burn about two dozen different types of washi to see if any of them really stick out for senko hanabi. Many fail, not because they are bad papers (washi is awesome), but because they just were too thick or couldn’t hold the wrap well.

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This is not the final word on paper… just my results. I would encourage those with the inclination and proper pyrotechnic training to safely handle the materials to re-examine any of these papers. My results are limited by my technique and materials, so results will probably vary.

More importantly, I think it is important to always be exploring new ideas. When we commit to one possibility out of the sake of experimental control or convenience, we must not lose the uncertainty that propels discovery!

– to be added

Paper Connection:
The roll of 10 gsm Usuyo Gampi paper I purchased is sold out, but here is a smaller sample:
Usuyou Gampi White-M-0222

Hiromi Paper:
I think this is the sampler pack:
Conservation Sample Book
The 10m roll of 15 gsm Usuyo paper I purchased:
HPR-MM-19 Usuyo Gampi White roll (15 g/m²)

Some other videos if you’re getting interested in washi:

Dr. Van Der Sypt’s excellent papers (download links are there… scroll down!):

Polysulfide sparklers revisited: a practical introduction to Carbo Hanabi

The Senko Hanabi Sparkler: A Study Of Its Reaction Mechanisms

The Senko Hanabi Sparkler: A Study Of Factors Affecting Construction And Performance

NightHawkinLight’s excellent Senko Hanabi content:

Dr. Van Der Sypt, Ben from NightHawkinLight and others did a great seminar on senko hanabi last fall that is available as a Pyro Tech Talk for members of PGI!

WARNING: All fireworks carry a very real risk of personal injury and property damage. Please do not handle pyrotechnics without proper training or supervision. Be safe!

Here are the burns. The number in the parenthesis is the grams/meter squared or gsm.

00:00 Introduction
00:36 Smoking Paper (10)
01:39 RAYON… Asuka Pure (48)
02:03 Polypropylene (20)
02:31 Usukuchi Rayon (15)
03:17 Usukuchi Rayon (12)
04:07 KOZO… Sekishu Extra Thick (30)
05:03 Sekishu Thick (25)
06:19 Misu Thick (24)
07:00 Sekishu Medium (20)
08:37 Sekishu Thin (15)
09:39 Sekishu Extra Thin (10)
10:30 Tengucho Roll (9)
11:37 Tengucho Roll (5)
12:18 Too Thin Papers (5, 3.5, 3)
12:57 KOZO MIX… Masa Wide (50)
13:30 Kikura (44)
14:39 Kozo-Shi (30)
15:50 Mulberry Thin (26)
16:20 Kikura (21)
17:51 GAMPI… Kitakata Natural (33)
19:00 Toyo Gampi Natural (24)
19:25 Gampi #20 (20)
21:41 Usuyo Gampi (15)

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