Find your pen-friendly paper: "Japanese notebooks are so pen friendly and there are so many types of great paper. How can I learn more about them? Where do I begin?" This product was born from such a conversation with a friend living abroad. "Paper tasting" is a collection of writing pads, expressly to let you try different kinds of papers and enjoy the pleasure of writing on them. Like wine tasting, you will be able to find your favorite pairing of pen and paper, or even pencil and paper. Each package comes with a short description of the included papers, along with a classification table that will show you how the papers fit into the broader landscape of Japanese paper categories. It is like having your very own paper sommelier!
Paper Tasting Pink vol. 1 comes with three notepads of unique pink papers for you to try. Each notepad comes with 25 sheets of paper.
B7 size: Polka Laid Flamingo (suitable for fountain pens)
Polka Laid was designed by the bookbinder and graphic designer, Kaoko Nakui, and released in 2012. The goal was to create "a strange, but charming piece of paper you might find on a beach." Laid paper is usually used for high-end paper, but speckles are added to this to make it more approachable and charming.
A6 size: Mag Color Rose-Peach (suitable for fountain pens)
In October of 2013, "Graphy Eco Color" and "Mag" were combined to create "Mag Color." This paper was known for its wide color offerings and organic paper feel. Given the retirement of the original equipment used at the Oji Eftex Tokai factory, the manufacturing process has been modified to be used by more modern equipment and has been re-released as "Mag Color N."
B6: Raicho Color Jumpaku Peach (suitable for fountain pens)
This paper was commonly used to wrap fruits, such as apples and pears, for shipment. In recent years, such use has been replaced by foam nettings. Enjoy the unique writing surface, color, and texture of this pure white roll paper.