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Silbon paper! Is this magic paper?


silbon paper

at first

I’m sorry

Because we can’t speak english

I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,

but I would like you to understand

Thank you

Essential for camera and lens cleaning

“Silbon paper”.

This time, we would like to introduce our company, Vintage

Shop Japan Inc.

Maintenance: Takashi Okumura

Let’s talk about Silbon paper.

By cleaning your camera and lenses

It is possible to keep a camera lens in good clean condition

for a long period of time.

Lenses in particular are prone to dust and scratches are the

biggest enemy.

Every time you read our cleaning columns, you’re familiar


Silbon paper.

I wanted to find out what kind of cleaning paper this is.

Here is Silbon paper.

Seller Nikon Imaging Japan Inc.

Please visit the official website for product information.

Click here for URL

At first glance, it could be mistaken for tissue paper.

But when you hold it in your hand, you will see that it is finely


I pulled on the longer dimension and the paper didn’t shred.

It feels strong.

The shorter one seems to tear easily.

My interest was piqued when I realized that this was no

ordinary paper.

Then, on the wrapping paper of the product.

The product is labeled “Cleaning Wiper “DasperⓇ”

I found out that it is manufactured by Ozu Sangyo K.K. in


Click here for the official website of Ozu Sangyo Co.

You can view the catalog from the website of Ozu Sangyo


Click here for URL

When I looked at the history and history of the website of

Ozu Sangyo Co.

I also learned for the first time that this Ozu Sangyo Co.

369 years ago, in 1653!

It is a very historic company, a Japanese paper wholesaler

that started in Edo (Tokyo).

※Reprinted from History of Ozu Sangyo Co.

you to take a look at this corporate history!

Click here for URL

I believe that this company is unrivaled in nonwoven fabrics.

This is where “Dasper” was born.

Because Ozu Sangyo is a company that delivers products

for business use

In general, you will be able to purchase products from Nikon

Imaging Japan Inc.

(Please do not inquire directly from Ozu Sangyo Co.)

When cleaning the camera/lens, tissue paper inevitably

leaves fine paper fibers.

Cleaning cloths and other cloths may scratch the lens.

This is why the Silbon Paper (Nikon) has emerged.

It is an indispensable cleaning necessity for cameras and


The vintage cameras and lenses we deal with are particularly

meticulous, so this “Silbon paper (Nikon)” is especially


One thing I was curious about was the name.

The wrapping paper says “Dasper®”.

However, the product name is Silbon paper.

I was curious as to the origin of the name of this Silbon paper.

I looked into it in all directions.

I looked up this dictionary at the library.

Quoted from Kenkyusha New Japanese-English Dictionary,

5th ed.

「Silbon Paper (Trademark) (Photo) (for lens wiping)

「Silbon paper」

In the next issue, I will write about “What is Silbon paper?”

and how it feels when actually cleaning!

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Writer Takashi Okumura