Chiyogami Memo Pad – Irogarasu

A notepad made of high-quality Japanese paper.

£17.00 per item


Add-ons total:


This notepad features high-quality chiyogami – a hand-printed, decorative washi (Japanese paper) with finely detailed patterns, achieved using the Japanese method of woodblock printing. Washi made of the long, strong fibres of the ganpi plant is particularly suited for chiyogami, as it is known to have a smooth texture while being very durable.
Chiyogami has its roots in the Heian period (794-1185 CE), when aristocracy began using ornate paper to send poems to friends and lovers and further developed by artists during the Edo period (1603-1868 CE) using the woodblock printing technique.
It has been used for many years to decorate boxes and stationary items such as notebooks and letter sets as well as for a range of decorative crafts.

The papers of this note pad are folded in an accordion style with perforations in between the pages so they can be easily torn off. The geometric pattern of this notepad is one of Haibara’s signature designs reminiscent of Edo-kiriko, cut glass craft developed in Edo, present-day Tokyo. The design features diamond shapes arranged in a chequerboard pattern.

Size: L8 cm x W10.3 cm
60 pages.

Next-day dispatch on orders placed by 15:00 | Delivery available to the UK
Collect your order free of charge from Japan House London in Kensington
Straight-forward returns for peace of mind when ordering from our shop
Payments provided by Square are 100% secure and your details are kept safe

You may also like…

The story...


The popularity of this decorative washi has endured and it continues to be produced and enjoyed in Japan and beyond.

Read the full story