Kakimori B6 notebook - Banshu-ori/Herringbone black


Our signature spiral bound notebook is assembled by hand from start to finish. Available as a grid-ruled notebook or monthly planner as shown below. When you’ve filled up your notebook, the pages can be refilled while keeping your favourite cover. Find out more about our refill service.

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.

  • This is a ready-made notebook. Personalisations including changes to notebook orientation, binding type or colour, or foil stamping on the cover are not available.
  • Actual colours may vary sightly from images shown.

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The premium, fountain pen-friendly bank paper is suitable for any writing tool. Choose the page layout from three options: grid, monthly dated or monthly undated. The monthly layout features 12 monthly spreads with weeks beginning on Monday, accompanied by grid pages. The dated option has a calendar-year format.

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.

When your notebook is ready for a refill, simply bring it in or send it back to us. Give your notebook new life with fresh pages while keeping your original cover. Every refill is a chance to personalise your notebook more — refill it in sections and keep your favourite pages, or try out different paper types. With a Kakimori notebook, you’ll enjoy a long-lasting journey together.

From hole punching to binding and the finishing touches, we carry out every step of the assembly process by hand. Watch as the notebooks come together from various individual elements at our Kuramae shop.

The split binding opens perfectly flat and allows freedom of movement for your writing hand.

Our extensive selection of cover designs range from traditionally-made papers and textiles to artist collaborations and fabrics by fashion labels. The ever-changing lineup means there is always something new to discover. View our archive of past cover designs.


Product name B6 notebook
Dimensions W137 x D15 x H183mm (incl. spiral binding)
Weight 152g
Pages Bank paper (Grid: 51 sheets, Monthly: 12 monthly sheets + 34 grid sheets)
Manufacturer Kakimori
Made in Japan