why this product

Healthy, robust forests require “thinning,” the process of trimming and removing unhealthy wood and competitive, damaging growth. Taking the excess material derived from this process, which would otherwise go unused, this environmentally-minded Japanese company creates these unique, handcrafted notepads. Each page contains a different graining pattern to complement your doodles, sketches and notes. No two pages are alike. The production of wood products like these have helped to reinvigorate a diminishing wood industry in Japan. Made from natural, untreated cedar, this notepad will decompose naturally, whether it is recycled, composted or sent to a landfill. 

use & care

Keep away from moisture, as this will warp the pages. You can use any ballpoint pen, as well as marker, rollerball or pencil on the notepad.

production & design

This Japanese company seeks to reinvigorate the country’s wood industry by taking underused forests and creating food wraps, disposable plates and notepads. The demand for wood products during World War II left a surplus of manmade forests in Japan – and, if they are managed, used and replanted properly, these forests can be a sustainable resource. Using sheets of shaved, untreated wood—as opposed to mulched or processed materials—the design of these products maintains a connection to the original trees planted in 1961 by preserving the natural grain patterns. 

about the designer

Japanese Wood Sheet Notepad

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Handcrafted memo pad with 50 writing sheets shaved from a single block of Japanese cedar. Wood harvested from responsibly farmed, manmade forests. Cardboard cover and glued binding. Made in Japan from 50-year-old wood. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    5 inches wide  x 7 ½ inches long x ½ inch high (12.7 cm x 19 cm x 1.2 cm)

    Sheet thickness: 0.15mm to 0.25mm

    Includes 50 pages

    Japanese Cedar

    Made in

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283242

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Brooklyn, NY
  • Item is ready to ship in 1 - 3 Business Days. Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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