Nikawa - a hide-glue solution used as a binder for pigments
Kumohada (cloud skin) - commonly-used, hand-made paper from western Japan. Its high quality even texture makes it exceptional for Japanese painting
Dhosa - a mixture of nikawa, water and aluminum sulfate (myoban also known as alum) used for sizing paper
Gofun - powdered calcium carbonate that is made from cured oyster, clam or scallop shells mixed with nikawa is used as a ground, for under-painting, and as a fine white top color.