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Seven Seas Tomoe River Pad - A5 White

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1 unit(s)
Max Purchase:
10 unit(s)


Our Tomoe River paper pads are finally back!!!

This is 100 sheets of WHITE Tomoe River (Tomoegawa brand) paper, printed with subtle 7mm lines, bound to a binder's board and protected by a fold-over red cover.

The paper is the 68 gsm version, which is thin, strong and resists ink bleed-through and feathering (great for fountain pens). At the same time, it is sheer and delicate and crackles softly, like the pages of a dictionary. It is smooth but not slick, quiet, and will keep up with fast writers. If there were beauty contests for writing paper, Tomoe River would surely be a finalist.

Note that because of its thinness, heavy writers may find that pen tips can leave impressions several pages deep. If this is a concern, I recommend not writing directly into the pad; instead, tear off the page or place a writing mat a couple of sheets down.

If you are concerned about "show through" of reverse-side writing on thin papers, please read this.

If you are concerned about long ink dry times,you might want to consider getting some blotter paper.




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  1. Another Excellent Nanami Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Oct 2020

    This is a very convenient way to keep a stack of Tomoe River at hand for quick notes or, if you are inclined, letter writing. The faint ruling is great, enough to guide your writing, but faint enough that it isn't part of the "scene" as it were.

  2. Just beautiful, makes me happy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Oct 2020

    I really like the A5 size for notes. The ruling is very light, but I find I don't mind that, and it's certainly far better than ruling that's too dark. The amount of glue binding is perfect and each sheet of paper comes off clean. And the Tomoe, well this is the first time I've tried it and it brings out all the beauty of all my inks. I will be buying more!

  3. Great paper for fountain pen 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Oct 2020

    I recently reached new depths of disgust with social media and decided to resurrect my once prolific letter-writing. I wanted a lightly lined, thin paper suitable for a fine or extra fine fountain pen nib. This is it. The size is right for a one-fold addition to a greeting card. My wife, who was yet to find a paper that made her enjoy using her own fountain pen (gift from me) thinks this paper may win her over.

  4. What's better than one sheet of Tomoe River Paper... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Oct 2020

    You wouldn't be reading this if you didn't know what TR paper is I guess... 80 sheets of Tomoe River goodness! The sheets are glued and easily come off, so there's no annoying perforation strip that gets worse and worse as you reach the bottom. When writing with a fountain pen, this paper pretty much is as good as it gets. Smooth, but not so much that it induces skipping, and despite the thin paper, no ghosting or bleeding.

    The only thing I don't like is that the 7mm ruling is too subtle for my aging eyes, but nothing a home-made guide sheet can't fix, and not a big issue.

  5. as expected 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Sep 2020

    It’s a stack of lined tomoe river paper..... not much else to say! I like the size as it fits in my a5 Kokuyo notebook cover with my planner.

  6. Amazing paper, simple package 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Aug 2020

    Obviously amazing paper. The price is great and the cover is super classy!

  7. Lovely paper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Dec 2014

    I was so surprised to receive this pad and the quality of the paper. I immediately sat down, took out my favorite pen, and off went a couple of overdue letters. Smooth paper that let my pen just flow.

  8. Great quality paper! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Oct 2013

    This is an affordable way to use this wonderful paper! No frills, but solid construction.