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Writing Mats - Soft Green

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This is the listing for the translucent green soft mat. It is flexible and has a matte finish.


A writing mat goes under the paper you are writing on and enhances the pen- or pencil-to-surface connection. Mats, or "underlay mats", are very popular in Japan, where penmanship is still part of their rigorous educational system.

You can also use a writing mat as an extension of the end of a page in a thick notebook so that your palm always has a place to rest.

They come in three sizes*: A5, B5 and A4. If you work with various paper sizes, A4 is largest and will cover all your needs, although larger usually also means it is harder to transport.


Mats come in four different surfaces: smooth, matte, smooth-soft and matte-soft. You may have to experiment a bit before your find your preference. You might like one surface in particular, or one for pens and a different one for pencils. You be the judge - there is no right or wrong.

Please see the other listings for pictures and more information.


Made in Japan.


* Actual sizes are slightly larger than ISO sizes as are as follows:


A5: 155x215

B5: 178x248


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  1. awesome writing mat 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2018

    this mat is perfect in every way.
    the small size is just write for when I travel.
    this item is used every day.
    also works well with A5 filofaxes.

  2. I love this mat! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd May 2018

    The price is cheap but the quality is very high! Is a japanese product and is a high quality product that will last for a lot of time. Worth more than tag price! Ideal when you work with Tomoe River paper! I use it in my other notebooks too!

  3. My first writing mat! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2018

    I ordered this soft green mat, as well as the hard clear one, to see which one I preferred, since the prices were very reasonable. So far, they both seem like great products, but I already prefer this softer mat.

    I'm very impressed by the careful packaging and fast shipping. My order shipped out on the same day I placed it -- a Saturday! (Received my order on Tuesday, since we're both in California.) Great service!

  4. Writing Mat Soft Green - A5 size 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Feb 2018

    Love using the soft green mat when I’m journaling. It provides a smooth consistent surface without me leaving imprints on the page underneath the one I’m writing on. The color of the mat is a soothing green color. I’m also highly impressed with Nanami Paper quick service: I ordered on a Sunday and it was shipped that same day, and I received it the following Wednesday in the mail. Will order from Nanami Papers again, hopefully in the near future.

  5. You won’t regret getting this 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2018

    I love the clear hard writing mats but these soft green writing mats are very useful as well. I like to use these under thicker paper when I am writing. I definitely would advise using the hard mat under thinner paper (Hobonichi) but if your here you might as well get both. You will not regret it.

  6. Love this writing board! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2017

    I bought one of thees soft green writing boards to go with my Crossfield journal a year ago. This board is flexible and soft, with one side being smooth and the other with a slight bit of texture. I have used other writings boards (like Traveler's Company, for example) and can say that this is my favorite by far. The difference is that while it gives a firm surface to write upon, it also allows a bit of "give" so the nib of your pen (hopefully a fountain pen!) glides across the paper, allowing for variations depending upon the flexibility of one's nib (it is akin to writing on a leather-topped desk or blotter). I'm contemplating getting a large one for my desk and then cutting one down to fit my TN...

  7. Outstanding Writing Mat! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2017

    I got this green, soft mat along with the clear, hard one. They're both great products. This green mat has a slight grip to it so that paper does not slide around on it. Despite the gripping texture, writing over this is super-smooth. How did they do that? Another great feature of this mat is that it is thin enough to go nearly all the way to the edge of the paper when you place it underneath a page of a Seven Seas journal. Between the two mats, this is my preferred one to use unless I'm tracing over something.

  8. The Best By Far 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Oct 2017

    I ordered a similar product from another company awhile back and just wasn't 100% happy with it. Someone on a board referred me here and I am so happy they did. Just what I was looking for. Soft enough without being "squishy" and makes writing even more of a pleasure. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!

  9. Must have for Tomoe River-ist.. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Sep 2017

    If you're writing in Tomoe River (52 Gsm) paper, this is a must have. I find better controlled-writing in this soft paper with the mat especially when using a soft/flex fountain pen nibs.

  10. Wonderful & Smooth 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2017

    Beautiful! I was a bit worried about getting a "soft" mat, but it turned out amazing! Far better than the "hard" mat, at least for how I use it.

    I got two of the A4 size and ended up actually cutting one in half since I realized I wanted to use it in my scratch notepad at work, too! I never want to write without one again! ...just wish I could get this in more sizes!

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