About us

Our Business Philosophy

We love the creative uses of paper, and how Japanese papers can inspire everyone to create wonderful things! We hope you will enjoy visiting our web site and using our products as much as we enjoyed providing them for you.

Our Store

Paper Tree is family owned and operated, and is celebrating its 48th year as a retail store in Japantown. Prior to opening the retail store, the Mihara family owned a publishing and import business called Oriental Culture Books in the 1950's, also based in Japantown.

The Mihara's published one of the first origami books in English in the 1950's and today their grandchildren and great-grandchildren continue the tradition of teaching and sharing origami around the world.

Sisters Vicky Mihara Avery and Linda Mihara are both award-winning origami artisans and have been featured in mutiple books, shows, and more. Please visit their respective galleries to view their artwork and learn more about them:

Vicky's Gallery - "Origami Workshop"

Linda's Gallery - "Origamihara"

How to Find Us




Monday & Wednesday - Friday - 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday - 10:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Paper Tree

1743 Buchanan Mall
San Francisco CA 94115
415.921.7100 Main
415.921.2023 Facsimile

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