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

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Record 288(MODEL 288)


"Record 288" is standard "Pocket Size" leather-bound notebook.
It is suitable for carrying around and convenient.
You can enjoy your high quality leather-bound notebook anytime, anywhere.

  • Handmade in Japan
  • Italian cow hide, "Toscana" cover(Not removable, Color: Black, Brown)
  • High quality Paper "Tomoe River"(Ruled, Plain)
  • Acid free Materials(Papers, Glue, Sewing thread etc.)
  • Trimmed and dyed edge
  • Open flat
  • Bookmark ribbon
  • Elastic closure to keep papers safe
  • 288 pages, H135mm*W92mm*D14mm

How to order

PRICE: JPY 4,935 yen(Dyed Edge, With a bookmark ribbon, elastic closure)
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Record 288
Record 288 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 Italian Cow Hide "Toscana", which is a product of I.P. Valdarno International in Italy.
"Toscana" is vegetable tanned leather and Nature-friendly.
It has beautiful 'LEATHER TEXTURE' and was given plenty of oil to turn soft and supple leather.
You can enjoy soft touch feeling whenever you use your notebook.
Soft leather Cover helps your easy open and close.

You can also change cover leather to Goatskin. About goatskin, plese refer to "Model 216" or "Model 336" page.
If you want it, please mention it when ordering.

Toscana leather

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 288 layout
BindingWritting Test

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
  Un-Dyed Edge: - JPY 210 yen
  Without a elastic closure: - JPY 105 yen
  Without a bookmark ribbon: - JPY 105 yen
  Changing cover to Goatskin: Not Toscana but Goatskin cover(Black or Brown), Same price as "Toscana"

Record 288 Bookmark ribbonBookmark ribbon color
Edge of notebook


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