Mino Washi Tile Print Oboeru Small Pocket Notebook

Writing and drawing is the legacy of thought and Oboeru is a Japanese term for memories. Texture, colour, fabrication, ingenuity and quality all come to mind when I think of traditional Mino Washi paper. The paper has a very long history of fabrication in the Mino area of Gifu. Traditionally made one sheet at a time using a framed sieve of woven tatami, it is formed from the hand pulped wood of the mulberry tree, combined with the gentle adhesive properties of the hibiscus root. Because of the purity of the water in which it is made, Mino Washi paper is now some of the most desirable paper in the world, notably used in the restoration of Leonardo Da Vinci drawings by the British museum.

The Oboeru collection features Mino Washi papers, greetings cards and screen-printed notebooks, combined with traditional binding techniques and gold leafing. Designers always carry notebooks, and Japan is filled with inspiring observations, insights and memories that quickly fill them with amusing words and etiquette.

This range of notebooks is made of Mino's machine-plowed Japanese paper designed in collaboration with Sebastian Conran.

The silkscreen printed cover of lattice pattern is inspired by Tajimi's ceramic tiles.

The smaller of the two notebooks, it’s ideal for slipping into a pocket. Available in Blue or Red.

Size  90 × 150 × 6 mm

Weight 39 g

52 pages

Japanese Mino paper


Since its formation Kaminoshigoto has engaged in the production and sales of traditional Japanese lantern Washi. They also enjoy a large share as a distributor of Washi related products and a variety of Mino Washi. They have also expanded their business into Washi printing using new painting technologies such as silkscreen and inkjet printing. Whilst continuing with traditional craftsmanship, they are also developing their own products and new technologies.