Is there anything better than a fresh journal to give the sense of a new found freedom? Well how about one made of handmade paper - and dyed in Japan? Oo la la! Created by Awagami Factory, this journal will be sure to keep your secrets safe - especially those pertaining to your making!
Awagami Factory is located in Tokushima, Japan, the birthplace of Japanese indigo where farmers have been cultivating it for centuries. Indigo's humble beauty was revived during the Japanese folk-crafts or ‘Mingei’ movement (1965) and their mill proudly carries on their forefathers indigo tradition. You might be familiar with Tokushima if you are a fan of BUAISOU's work and / or have a copy of Kristine and Adrienne's book, Journeys in Natural Dyeing. Let's just put it this way - this is not any regular indigo, the indigo to create these has been grown, dried, composted, and then fermented. A year long process following the seasons.
This traditional Japanese style stitched book features a textured indigo paper cover that has been dip-dyed multiple times in indigo pigment to create its pattern. Inside you will find 25 sheets of warm white washi pages that are suitable for writing, drawing, collage, stamping, etc. each page is double thick. The journal comes with a removable rule that can be placed inside each page.
Each book is unique and can be used either right-to-left (Japanese) or flip to use left-to-right (Western).
In addition to these, check out the one dyed with Persimmon. As well as the handcrafted paper tray.
This item is a final sale. Once purchased, there are no cancellations, exchanges, store credits, or returns.
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Packages ship Tuesday through Saturday via USPS. Once shipped, you will receive a confirmation email and tracking number. Please use the tracking number provided and contact the shipping carrier directly with any questions about transit and delivery.
Please select the insured option at checkout to ensure compensation for a lost package. Once the package has been picked up by the shipping carrier, we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged packages. We do not offer refunds or credits for lost or stolen packages.
If you select an insured option and need to file a claim with USPS, we will provide you with the documentation needed to complete your claim. Packages are insured for the order total. If your package is stolen, please contact your credit card company to receive any possible compensation.
Please note: If you choose the 6-7 business day option, we will ship your package within 6-7 business days of receiving your order. If you would like us to ship your package sooner, please choose the 3 or 4-5 business day option.
US orders $110.00 pre-tax and above:
Free - 6-7 business days, uninsured
$5 - 4-5 business days, insured
$12 - 3 business days, insured
US orders under $110.00 pre-tax:
$9.00 - 6-7 business days, uninsured
$11 - 4-5 business days, insured
$20 - 3 business days, insured
*For packages weighing 2 pounds plus, there will be additional shipping charges. Please contact us for a quote.
All international orders are shipped uninsured USPS First Class Parcel Post. We are not responsible for packages which are held in customs or lost. International orders may incur customs fees. We are not responsible for fees you may incur. International shipments can take two months to reach their destination. We caution against placing an order if you live outside the United States. At this time, we are unable to ship to the United Kingdom due to the complicated VAT situation.
To pick up your order at our shop, when checking out, under shipping method, choose Pick up at our Oakland store - 6328 San Pablo Ave.
You will receive an email when your order is ready. Orders placed Tuesday-Saturday are typically ready within 2-3 hours. To pick up your order, come to the shop between 11am - 3pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Knock on the front door and give us your name.
Pre-orders will ship on the date listed on the product’s webpage. If you ordered additional items, all items will be shipped with your pre-order. If you would like those items shipped separately, please place two separate orders.