Sakura Sumiko

by Stuart Lennon

It’s A5, (210mm by 148mm), and has 120 pages of 52 gsm, Tomoe River paper. It has sewn binding, so lays completely flat.

Lois, of Pebble Stationery Co. says;

“We’ve just launched our limited edition A5 Cahier notebook. Our first limited edition is called the Sakura Sumiko, which is an homage to Japanese Maki-e techniques. It features an embossed, gold foiled cherry blossom design on a matte black cover. The notebook is edged in a matching gold foil, with a gold logo and matching gold thread binding.”

This is a striking notebook. Gold foil on a black background (cover is 350 gsm stock) always looks incredible, and Pebble have done a great job trailing a little blossom across the front and back. Classy.

Scrib urged caution with Tomoe 52, and he’s right. Need to write fast? Scrambling to get ideas on paper? Respectfully, I suggest you look elsewhere. This paper requires slow, pensive writing. Calligraphy is one option, as is lettering. I believe Sakura Sumiko would lend itself to any thoughtful endeavour. Perhaps a page or two at the end of each week? A contemplative muse, outlining a key lesson learned perhaps?

Only 250 of these were made, that’s worldwide, not for Nero’s, and when they are gone, they're gone. I’m sure that they won’t last long, largely because if they start selling fast, I’ll panic-buy some for me! Order yours.