Kakimori A5 notebook - Banshu-ori 03


〈2022 Summer edition〉A well-made case bound notebook created with everyday use in mind. Smyth sewn binding ensures each page opens perfectly flat to an A4 spread. The pages feature a hand-drawn, light grey grid that is gentle on the eyes and doesn't stand out when scanned. We created this notebook to be the kind that fits on a bookshelf and becomes part of a treasured collection over time. Limited edition design.

  • Pattern placement or texture may vary from cover to cover.
  • Actual colours may vary slightly depending on monitor settings.
  • This notebook features a hardcover. The cover type differs from the following limited editions: A5 notebook - Aseedonclöud 01, A5 notebook - Aseedonclöud 02

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A country style plaid pattern in a warm and casual colourway. The expressive Banshu-ori textile is created by interweaving pre-dyed threads of different colours. The cotton/linen shirting has the soft, smooth feel of pre-loved fabric.

Shimada Textiles is a textile manufacturer with over 90 years of history in Nishiwaki, Hyogo, one of the main Banshu-ori regions of Japan. The region is home to yarn-dyed textiles (where pre-dyed yarns are woven into a pattern) and the company creates original fabrics working with highly skilled craftspeople across all stages of production.

Banshu-ori is known for its yarn-dyed process whereby pre-dyed yarns are woven into patterned textiles. Interweaving warp and weft yarns of different colours and materials produces a wide array of expressive designs. Stripes and checks are a speciality, with the overlapping threads creating a delicate richness.

Nishiwaki is a region abundant in nature. Access to ample water supply is crucial in every step of the Banshu-ori process from dyeing, weaving and finishing, and the local Kakogawa River has sustained the tradition for over two hundred years.

We created this notebook to be the kind that fits on a bookshelf and becomes part of a treasured collection over the years.

The soft blue-grey print on white OK Fools paper provides a subtle backdrop ensuring your words are front and centre. The grid will guide you in all tasks from writing to drawing diagrams and tables.


Product name A5 notebook
Dimensions W152 x D11 x H215mm
Weight 239g
Pages Grid (OK Fools Pure White),
64 sheets/128 pages
Material 86% cotton 14% linen Banshu-ori (cover) 
Manufacturer Shimada Textiles (fabric),
Seibundo Co. Ltd. (printing, binding)
Made in Japan