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Wooden Kyougi Notepad

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  • Regular price $15.00
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Made of thin, paper-like slices of pine, these Japanese pads not only have the unmistakable look, feel and even the smell of natural wood, but they also have a unique story about how they came to be. Over 40% of Japan's woodlands are now cultivated, requiring regular thinning to maintain their ecological health. As Japan's timber industry declines, these products put harvested wood to good use, bringing needed revenue for sustainable forestry management, while helping to preserve a disappearing traditional craft.

In the same way it has been for centuries, this kyougi paper is made by planing sheets from a block of wood. The sheets of each pad come from a single block, so the pattern of growth rings is continuous, varying only slightly from one page to the next. The unbleached, untreated sheets are semi-translucent with a silky-smooth surface that takes ink, pencil and paints well without colors bleeding through.

We offer a  4" × 6" memo pad, containing approximately 50 sheets, with a cover and backing made of stiff paper, with the Shelter logo on the front cover. 

As with most natural materials, minor variations in color, texture and other characteristics are to be expected. Made in Japan.


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If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

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These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


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