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From products made of washi (Japanese paper) to brush pens designed for lettering and artwork, The Shop at Japan House London has curated a small range of exceptional quality, versatile Japanese stationery. The product selection represents specialist makers from various regions of Japan, who are excelling in their craft.

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Hayashi Cutlery

ALLEX Scissors £19.20

Hayashi Cutlery was established in 1946, in Seki City, Gifu Prefecture – an area of Japan renowned for production of high quality blades and cutlery. The company's range of bladed tools is designed for a variety of uses, from household and industrial, to medical.

Hayashi Cutlery has been making its ALLEX series of scissors for use at home or in the office, since 1974. Made of stainless steel, the scissors are durable and resistant to rust. The whole length, from the blade to the handle, is made of a single piece and hand-finished by blade craftsmen. The handles are fitted with rubber rings for a comfortable grip. The perfect combination of elegant design and superb function, ALLEX scissors have received the Good Design Award and the Long Life Design Award in Japan.

Dimensions: length 16.5cm x width 6cm

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Tajika Haruo Ironworks

TAjiKA Nigiribasami fabric snips £62.40

Tajika Haruo Ironworks is a family-run business, established in 1928, in Ono city, Hyogo Prefecture. The company is now run by 3rd and 4th generation father and son team, Tajika Takeo and Tajika Daisuke, who painstakingly handcraft a variety of scissors and shears for use in the garden, the kitchen and for crafts. Tajika Daisuke recently expanded the company with a newly designed product line under the brand TAjiKA.

Nigiribasami are small steel shears designed to cut or unpick thread in sewing work. Their name comes from the design, nigiri means to squeeze, and that’s precisely how the shears work, by being squeezed in the hand. The thin sharp blades offer accuracy and control.

Size: 10.2cm (l) x 2.2cm (w)

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Kakimori

Clear fountain pen £55.20

Kakimori is a specialist stationery boutique founded in 2010 by the 3rd- generation owner of Hotaka Co Ltd., Takuma Hirose, who wanted to remind people of the joy of writing. Kakimori is located in Kuramae in eastern Tokyo – an area known for its culture of craftsmanship and its many resident designers and makers. The brand prides itself on its neighbourhood and local connections, wishing to share the stories of local stationery artisans, who handcraft their products. Kakimori offers many writing tools, including pens, ink and made to order notebooks.

The original clear fountain pen has a transparent body with gold detailing – a contemporary and elegant design. Included are a converter and two sailor cartridges with black ink.

Size: 13.2cm (l) | 1.2cm dia

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HAIBARA

Horizontal ruled notebook with chiyogami cover £23.00

HAIBARA is a paper specialist company founded in 1806 CE in Edo (present-day Tokyo). The company's high quality, strong, smooth-textured washi has long been held in high esteem by writers and artists, including calligraphers, ukiyo-e painters and woodblock printers. Find out more about HAIBARA's origins and its products in our Story about Chiyogami.

Horizontal ruled notebook with chiyogami cover – chiyogami is Japanese paper, washi, which has been hand-printed with patterned designs. Choose from a selection of four patterns. While the cover is made of washi, internal pages are made of Western-style paper.

Size: 16.5cm x 11.3cm, 160 pages

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HAIBARA

Hexagonal pen holder £14.00

A hexagonal tube for holding pens and brushes, which can also be used as an accessory case. It is made of chiyogami – Japanese paper, washi, which has been hand-printed with patterned designs. Lightweight and foldable, the holder is delivered flat and can be easily assembled by pushing in the inner lid. Choose from a selection of four patterns. 

Assembled size: height 12cm x width 9.5cm

HAIBARA is a paper specialist company, with a history of more than 200 years of making high quality, strong, smooth-textured washi. Find out more about HAIBARA's origins and its products in our Story about Chiyogami.

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HAIBARA

Small box (kobako) £16.00

A small lidded box (kobako), perfectly sized to hold business cards or other small items. The lid is made of chiyogami – Japanese paper, washi, printed with four patterns to choose from. The base is lined with brightly coloured washi.

Outer dimensions: length 11.3cm x width 7.7cm x height 4.1cm
Inner dimensions: length 10.1cm x width 6.4cm x depth 3.5cm

HAIBARA is a paper specialist company, with a history of more than 200 years of making high quality, strong, smooth-textured washi. Find out more about HAIBARA's origins and its products in our Story about Chiyogami.

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