Kakimori Pen rest - Tokushima indigo


A pen rest that enhances the moments between writing. Designed to hold any pen without the need for precise placement, it blends effortlessly into your desk space with a subtle but assured presence. The Japanese cherry pen rest is carefully dyed with multiple layers of indigo.

  • To prevent distortion and discolouration, avoid soaking in water, sudden temperature changes, extreme heat or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Friction may cause the indigo dye or beeswax finish to transfer.
  • The colour will gradually brighten to a true indigo with use. Apply beeswax if wood becomes dry.
  • Due to the nature of the material and treatment, grain and colour will vary between pieces.
  • If marked with ink, wipe clean with a soft, clean cloth.

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The natural beauty of the woodgrain is accentuated by a deep indigo finish. Each nib holder has been carefully hand dyed by artisans using indigo grown in Tokushima.

Indigo dyed by Maito Design Works, who specialise in Japanese made products using natural plant-based materials, and are also based in our neighbourhood of Kuramae.

The indigo dye has been finished and sealed with beeswax. Initially deep navy in appearance, the colour will gradually brighten to a true indigo with use and handling. The finish can be maintained by reapplying beeswax when the wood becomes dry.

The sculpted form pleases the eye even when not in use. The compact size allows for an understated addition to your desktop.

The sweeping, asymmetrical design makes it easy to set down and pick up your pen, and can hold two or three slender pens. It has been engineered for stability to ensure your pen is secure from accidental movement or damage.


Product name Pen rest - Tokushima indigo
Dimensions H20 x Ø65mm
Weight 33g
Material Japanese cherry, indigo dye
Design Makoto Koizumi
Manufacturer Arai Woodworks,Maito Design Works (indigo dying)
Made in Japan