IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to last minute business travel, the store will be CLOSED from Saturday March 8th, reopening on Wednesday, March 12th. Orders placed through Friday March 7th will be shipped on March 8th.
Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.
About the store: We carry mainly writing paper - pads, notebooks, letter sets, and accessories - from Japan. If you have any questions or are not sure what you need, please feel free to contact us via the "About" link.
We recently (3/2014) received a few shipments from Japan. Several out-of-stock items have been replenished and we also acquired a few new items - for example, LIFE Vermilion notebooks in size A5, LIFE Pistacio noteboos in size A5 and B6, some fabulous Midori letter sets, and several pens and pencils...please browse the site!
Have you ever found that writing in thick notebooks can be uncomfortable? As you get to the bottom of the page, your hand has no where to rest, and the pen becomes unstable. Well here is a tip that might work for you.
Have you ever wondered whether that expensive notebook or paper pad you need is a good value relative to other choices out there? If so, please try this Notebook Value Calculator!
If you are concerned about "show through" of reverse-side writing on thin papers, please read this.
Check out these pictures of vintage handwriting samples on old paper from the "Golden Age" of handwriting. The lines on the handwritten letters are spaced 9.5mm apart; the lines on most of my correspondence papers are 10mm apart. Line spacing on note-taking paper (for example, steno/legal pads) and journals is typically 6-8mm.
Please take a look at the Apica Premium CD Notebooks in A5 size with CREAM paper. These are first-class all the way, and very hard to find in the US!