Hardcover Journal - Kuro - Mini - Lined - Paperblanks
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Hardcover Journal - Kuro - Mini - Lined - Paperblanks

Katagami Florals Collection

Our Kuro cover showcases a reproduction of an original piece of "katagami" art. This particular design is an example of a katagami stencil, crafted from mulberry bark and persimmon juice. The word Kuro means "dark" or "black" in Japanese and it’s the perfect title for this shadowy design.

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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Katagami Florals Collection

Our Katagami Florals series represents fine examples of "katagami" stencil artwork. Katagami dates back over 1,000 years to ancient Japan, but the works reproduced here come from the late 19th or early 20th century. Kuro is inspired by an original stencil while Sakura showcases a painting created by using a stencil. Both are a part of the Design Library’s vast collection.

The method of creating these special stencils is called "katazome". It begins with grinding the soft inner lining of mulberry bark into a smooth paste, then adding persimmon juice, which acts as an adhesive and also waterproofs the finished stencil paper. The paste is then rolled into thin sheets and dried in preparation for carving and dyeing. A design would be placed on top of one of these sheets and its pattern cut out by hand. Somewhat poignantly, this required destroying the original artwork.

Our Kuro cover showcases a reproduction of an original piece of "katagami" art. This particular design is an example of a katagami stencil, crafted from mulberry bark and persimmon juice. The word Kuro means "dark" or "black" in Japanese and it’s the perfect title for this shadowy design.

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)

PB5427-6
2 Items
9781439754276
9781439754276
Weight
85g/m2
Regulating
ruled
Format
Mini
Number of pages
176
Paper type
Laid
Collection
Katagami Florals
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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.

Vic and Supriti’s creative energies, and gusto for experimentation, propelled them to continue beyond that first notebook and the Paperblanks brand has grown organically ever since. People have joined the Paperblanks family from all walks of life and corners of the world, with their unique histories, independent voices and diverse cultures bringing new ideas and perspectives to our company.