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  • About the store: We carry mainly writing paper - pads, notebooks, letter sets, and accessories - mostly from Japan. If you have any questions or are not sure what you need, please feel free to contact us via the "About" link.

  • NOTICE: The Studio Note is almost here! We expect it to arrive in early June. It is made of a new paper we found which is very similar to Tomoe River paper. We are calling it "ZEN" paper. It is 52 gsm and about the same color white as the "white" Tomoe River. If you'd like to try a sample sheet, as well as a sheet of the "New" Tomoe River, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

    Nanami Paper
    Att: Samples by Mail
    P.O. Box 17422
    Irvine, California 92623-7422

  • If possible, please use a typewriter or fountain pen in your letter to us. There's no special reason, other than I love to see stuff like that!

  • 8/15/2020 - Finally! Our Tomoe River A5 pads are back, this time with 68 gsm ruled paper! And, for the first time, we are also have matching Tomoe River Envelopes !!!

  • 5/26/2020 - The Cafe Note B6-Slim 7mm Rule notebook is available on Amazon Prime




  • 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. Here is are some tips that may help you avoid that situation.

  • 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 check out our Notebook Value Comparison!

  • 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.