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 Planner Paper vol. 1 comes with three notepads of unique Japanese planner papers for you to try. Each notepad comes with 25 sheets of paper.
B7 size: KOKUYO THIN PAPER
"THIN PAPER" was developed by Kokuyo Corporation. They set out to develop a new paper to meet all the demands for their day planner users, such as the need for the paper to be thin and easy to turn, to not cause liquid gel ink to bleed-through, and to not crinkle when rubbed with the firm eraser used by erasable pens. This paper is used in the "Jibun Techo IDEA Notebook".
A6 size: View Corona
This paper is made at the Oji F-tex Tokai factory. This paper is also made with very specialized techonologies to give it thinness, lightness, bleed-through protection, and a smooht writing experience.
B6 size: Tomoe River
Thin and light notebook paper. Suitable for writing by fountain pen, ballpoint pen, and pencils. This soft paper quality helps notebooks open and lay flat. It has been made popular by the Hobonichi Techo.