This A5 notebook set comes with 4 notebooks to signify the changing seasons, called Shiki in Japanese. As the company says, "each season has its times of joy and times of sadness and each day is important." Each small notebook favors a different colored cover dyed to relate to a particular season.
Junpakushi paper has traditionally been used in Japanese calendars. Each page is semi transparent, with a whisper thin strength. It's thicker than tracing paper and thinner than almost any relative notepaper. One side has a satin finish while the other side has more tooth, more texture. This paper is beautiful for writing or sketching. It takes both graphite and ink well.
100 pages in each notebook approx. 8" x 11"
365 Notebooks are made by Shinnippon Calander Co. a company founded in Osaka in 1922 as a fan and calendar maker. After almost a century of experience making calendars their products have a sensitivity to the passing days and seasons. At Martha Mae, we appreciate that some ideas and moods are best broken up by season and other practices need a steady home, a new page, every day of the year. Shinnippon forseas all these needs with a subtle and comprehensive knowledge of paper.