Kakimori

A5 Notebook

A well-made case-bound notebook created with everyday use in mind. Smyth-sewn binding ensures each page opens perfectly flat to an A4 spread and the cover is finished with exquisitely textured Banshu-ori cotton made by Shimada Textiles in Japan. The pages feature a hand-drawn, light grey grid that is gentle on the eyes and doesn't stand out when scanned. Kakimori created this notebook to be the kind that fits on a bookshelf and becomes part of a treasured collection over time.

Materials: 100% Banshu-ori cotton (cover); pure white fools cap (interior)

Made by: Kakimori

Made in: Japan

Specifications: 8.5" x 6"; 64 pages with grid

Further Reading: Shimada Textiles is a textile manufacturer with over 90 years of history in Nishiwaki, Hyogo, one of the main Banshu-ori regions of Japan. The region is home to yarn-dyed textiles (where pre-dyed yarns are woven into a pattern) and the company creates original fabrics working with highly skilled craftspeople across all stages of production. The woven pattern known as hakeme (brush mark) is created by alternating a number of different threads to give a brushed appearance. The fabric is finished with two separate surface treatments to add a smooth sheen as well as a finely creased texture as if it has been washed over and over.

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