This little drawer-style box is made from ukigami, a type of Echizen washi paper produced with unique methods. Inside you will find high-quality colored pencils produced by Camel Pencil Mfg. Founded in 1939 and located in Tokyo’s Arakawa Ward, Camel Pencil Mfg. is one of a select number of long-standing pencil manufacturers in Japan.
This Note pad opens f lat to 180°, and uses ukigami, a type of Echizen washipaper produced with unique methods, for its front cover. Because the center of the book doesn’t rise up when open, it provides a sensation just like writing on a f lat sheet of paper. This “f lat opening” book binding is an original patented technology of Nakamura Printing Company, founded in Asakusa in 1938. The veteran craftsmen of Tokyo’s Shitamachi area finally perfected this notebook after many hundreds of prototypes.