Handmade Leather-bound Notebook, Journal - Handmade Workshop "Design.Y" Sendai City,Japan

Design.Y Handmade Workshop
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Record 216(MODEL 216)

"Record 216" is the best size for carrying in your pocket.
You can enjoy your high quality leather-bound notebook anytime, anywhere.

  • Handmade in Japan
  • Goatskin cover(Not removable, Color: Black, Brown)
  • High quality Paper "Tomoe River"(Ruled, Plain)
  • Acid free Materials(Papers, Glue, Sewing thread etc.)
  • Trimmed edge(Un-dyed)
  • Open flat
  • Bookmark ribbon
  • 216 pages, H135mm*W80mm*D12mm

How to order

PRICE: JPY 3,780 yen(With a bookmark ribbon)
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Record 216 measurements
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Our leather-bound notebooks are handmade by Mr. Yoshino, who is Japanese designer and craftsman too.
Our high-quality notebooks are due largely to his skills.
Using bookbinding techniques, signatures are sewn by hand without cutting corners.
The signatures are bound in luxury genuine leather by hand and finally, a luxury notebook is born.
The signatures are sewn together by "Papillon Toji(Papillon sewing)".
"Papillon Toji" is a process of bookbinding which the book designer Ms. Kumiko Tochiori developed.
It is a fusion of European bookbinding and Japanese traditional bookbinding.

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Luxury Leather Cover

The cover is made of high quality Goatskin.
This goatskin is vegetable tanned leather and nature-friendly.
It has beautiful 'LEATHER TEXTURE'
You can enjoy soft touch feeling whenever you use your notebook.
Soft leather cover helps your easy open and close.


High Quality Paper

We select high quality writing paper "Tomoe River" for our leather-bound notebook.("Tomoe River" is a product of Tomoegawa Co., Ltd in Japan).
"Tomoe River" is very thin, feather-weight, smooth and acid free.
Suitable for various writing instruments, and there's no feathering, no bleed-through with fountain pens.
We have two layout papers. You can choose "Ruled" or "Plain" for your notebook. The ruled line on the paper is our custom-designed.("Tomoe River" as raw material is without ruled line.)

Record 216 layout
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Acid Free

We select acid free materials for our leather-bound notebook.
Papers, Glue*1, Sewing Thread, Cardboard*2, Inside cover, most of materials are acid free(About pH7).
Because of acid free materials, You can keep important notes for a long time.
We pay mind to materials used for an invisible part.

*1 We use "Yamato Nori" and "Jade403" mainly . "Yamato Nori" is made from natural starch. "Jade403" is designed specifically for bookbinding, conservation and fine art applications.
*2 To provide strength to the cover and prevent the influence of acid, we select AF Hardboard.

GlueInside cover

Custom Made

You can choose:
  Leather cover color: Black or Brown
  Page Layout: Plain or Ruled(6.5mm)
  Bookmark ribbon color: Black, Brown, Cream Yellow, Charcoal Gray
  With a elastic closure: + JPY 105 yen(Please refer to "Model 288".)
  Without a bookmark ribbon: - JPY 105 yen

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