Hardcover Journal - Karakusa - Mini - Lined - Paperblanks
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Hardcover Journal - Karakusa - Mini - Lined - Paperblanks

Japanese Lacquer Boxes Collection

karakusa is an arabesque design of vines or branches and was a popular motif for creating lacquerware. This style, using gold powder sprinkled onto lacquer, developed during the Heian period and thrived in the Edo period, the era from which this design likely originates.

Specifications:

  • Hardcover 100% recycled binder boards
  • FSC-certified 85gsm Laid Paper
  • Smyth Sewn
  • Ribbon marker
  • Elastic band closure
  • 176 pages 

Dimensions: 9.5 x 14 x 1.8 cm (Mini)

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Japanese Lacquer Boxes Collection

The ingenuity and grace of the ancient craft of lacquerware are celebrated in our rereleased Japanese Lacquer Boxes series. These covers portray masterful examples of 19th-century Japanese lacquer boxes made during the Edo or Meiji period. The exquisite boxes are currently held in a private collection in Kyoto.

The lacquerware boxes are crafted in the Maki-e tradition, in which sap from the lacquer tree is sprinkled with metallic powder, such as gold, silver or copper, to create luxurious designs. Over the centuries, craftspeople learned to use this sap, which hardens to a brilliant, glossy coating, as a finish to decorate and protect favoured wood and paper objects. These fine lacquered surfaces are evidence of the uniquely human ability to create beauty from unlikely sources.

karakusa is an arabesque design of vines or branches and was a popular motif for creating lacquerware. This style, using gold powder sprinkled onto lacquer, developed during the Heian period and thrived in the Edo period, the era from which this design likely originates.

Specifications:

  • Hardcover 100% recycled binder boards
  • FSC-certified 85gsm Laid Paper
  • Smyth Sewn
  • Ribbon marker
  • Elastic band closure
  • 176 pages 

Dimensions: 9.5 x 14 x 1.8 cm (Mini)

PB5038-4
2 Items
9781439750384
9781439750384
Weight
85g/m2
Regulating
ruled
Format
Mini
Number of pages
176
Paper type
Laid
Collection
Japanese Lacquer Boxes
Paperblanks

The Paperblanks journey begins with a simple desire – to find the perfect everyday journal.

In the early 1990s, Vic Marks, a writer and publisher looking to create the perfect notebook, connected with Supriti Bharma, a lifelong learner looking to play with new forms of artistic and spiritual expression. The creative chemistry between these two seekers was instant. They shared a desire to express, to travel, to learn new traditions and discover new truths about themselves. And together they created that special journal Vic envisioned, which became the first Paperblanks product in 1992.

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