The best words don’t come as easily, when you are right in front of a screen with fingers on a keyboard. You have to let yourself go with the flow and rhythm of a pen gliding on paper. Creating the perfect moment for the best story or love letter to blossom stands on its own as an intimate experience. Then, only the best implements will cut it. If you need help with setting the stage for that, Kakimori would most likely be your best bet.
You have your own definition of perfect – the perfect house, the perfect lover, even the perfect notebook. The artisans at Kakimori will not tell you what the perfect notebook would look and feel like, but you can let them know how you think it should be; they can most probably make it for you. (No need to worry about getting lost in translation. Just look for Toda-san.)
With covers, pages, springs, and closures in different materials and exciting designs to choose from, it would be difficult to go out of their shop with just one notebook. Whatever else you think you’ll need – be it a gilded cellulose barrel fountain pen with ink in a custom color to match, a sustainably-made oak desk stationery set, or personalized letterpress notecards – Kakimori and its neighboring “Inkstand by Kakimori” would likely have it, an excellent selection of Japanese brands to boot.
Maybe, Kakimori’s popularity is all because of how they make it all about you. The process of choosing materials, watching it being made, and holding the finished product for the first time altogether translate to an exceptional product experience. The idea that someone would go through the trouble of making the little things a bit more special for you is comforting, even heartwarming.
4 Chome-20-12 Kuramae, 台東区
Tokyo 111-0051, Japan