Japanese Wood Note
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Japanese Wood Note
Sustainable living notebook made from purely natural wood
A subtle fragrance that makes you feel like you are taking a little forest bath
It's a "living" notebook
Their philosophy is "Creating Lifestyles that Create Forests", and it places emphasis on creating products from forests.
Therefore, this wooden notebook is the wood itself.
The texture varies from piece to piece.
It also may change color as the months go by.
The cover and spine may have oil from the red pine.
It's "living notebooks" that you can feel with the warmth of wood.
A notebook that becomes part of your life
This easy-to-carry notebook measures 110 mm (W) x 150 mm (H) (A6 size) and has 140 pages.
Unlike paper notebooks, this notebook is made of wood, which becomes softer and easier to use the more you use it.
The cover is a "dark pine needle color" to resemble leaves, and the case is a "cocoa" color to resemble tree bark.
The colors were chosen to evoke the image of trees in a forest.
It is a notebook that makes keeping a diary, taking notes, and writing fun.
A notebook made from Kyogi (経木)
”Kyogi" is made of wood shaved thin like paper, and has been used as a traditional wrapping material in Japan.
Originally used to write sutras, each page of the notebook is made by hand.
Made with extraordinary care and attention
Unlike paper, making notebooks from living wood took more time and effort than imagined.
Each of these wooden notebooks is carefully hand-bound by craftsmen.
The wood is warped, splintered, and of course, some of them are more mature than others, but each piece of wood is unique, and the notebooks are made with as much care as possible to avoid splitting.
The craftsman's skill is the reason these notebooks were created.
They're engaged in everything from forestation to manufacturing under the corporate philosophy of "Creating Lifestyles that Create Forests".
A team of lumberjacks cuts trees and craftsmen shave sutra wood.
Everything from cutting down the trees to making Kyogi and notebooks is done in Inadani, Nagano Prefecture.
Their products include furniture made with an emphasis on nature, as well as notebooks made from Kyogi.
Nagano Prefecture Collaboration
The prefecture boasts the fourth largest land in Japan, and its vast forests nurture clean water and air.
Taking advantage of its bleeding topography, agriculture thrives in the prefecture, with fruit cultivation in particular being highly marketable and producing a large amount and ranking first in the prefecture in terms of output.
- Prefecture with the full of attraction -
What attractive about Nagano prefecture is the variety of ways you can enjoy your trip, from visiting famous historical sites such as Zenkoji Temple and Matsumoto Castle, to relaxing in a hot spring with a great atmosphere, to enjoying the great outdoors, including the Northern Alps.
- Transportation from Tokyo to Nagano prefecture -
The fastest way to get from Tokyo to Nagano is by Shinkansen. It takes only 1 hour and 30 minutes from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station.
The cheapest way to get to Nagano from Tokyo is by highway bus.
|Product Name||Japanese Wood Note|
|Country of Origin||Nagano, Japan|
||110 mm (W) x 150 mm (H) (A6 size)|
|Material||Kyogi (wood shaved thin like paper)|
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