Collaboration of Paper Artisans
Echizen Washi "Ukigami" cover and patented "Flat-opening" memo pad
Unlike most notebooks, the Ukigami Memo Pad lays complete 180 degree flat when opened, making sketching, designing, or note-taking effortless and enjoyable.
This "flat-opening" book binding is an original patented technology of Nakamura Printing Co. Ltd. , founded in Tokyo in 1938. After hundreds of prototypes, veteran craftsmen finally perfected Memo Pad that meets the needs of artists, designers, and engineers around the world.
The cover is made from embossed Echizen washi paper called Ukigami with a sewing pin motif. Inner 80 pages are made of a smooth paper with a 2.5 mm grid excellent for sketching and design work, as scaling can be easily calculated. Light gray grid lines on the off-white paper help prevent eye fatigue and do not interfere with color placement.
The Ukigami Memo Pad can be closed neatly with the elastic band over the front cover.
Bring along Cohana's Mini Colored Pencils in Ukigami Box so that you never miss a thought, design, or sketch that crosses your mind.
Ukigami paper｜Yamatsugi Seishisho／Fukui
Established in Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture in 1868, Yamatsugi Seishisho, has been making high-quality Echizen washi papers. The company's "Ukigami: floating paper," which makes use of its papermaking techniques, incorporates the skills and wisdom of craftsmen cultivated over many years, as well as new, modern ideas.
Flat open memo｜Nakamura Insatsusho／Tokyo
A publishing company founded in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1938. Veteran artisan in downtown Asakusa has developed and patented the "horizontal binding" technology after hundreds of prototypes.
All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions of the product may slightly vary.
Paper, Polyester, Rubber
Since each sheet of Ukigami paper is made by hand, the pattern may appear unevenly or the color may be uneven.
Water exposure may cause the Washi to peel off. Since the surface is pigmented, the color may migrate to other objects when rubbed.
Do not expose the product to direct sunlight, high temperatures, or high humidity.