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English Bookstores in Tokyo

English Bookstores in Tokyo

One of my favorite things to do on a rainy afternoon or when I'm in need of inspiration is to wander around bookstores. There's something about being near so much knowledge, creativity, and art, that makes me feel inspired and ready to create. If you're like me or if...

My Favorite Stationery

My Favorite Stationery

If you’ve been around the site at all you’ve probably seen I love stationery.  I am very specific about what kind of stationery I like or will actually use.  While I love some of the kawaii washis or pretty planner covers, but I know that I won’t...

Guide to Hobonichi Techo

Guide to Hobonichi Techo

The Hobonichi Techo has earned a cult following and become a global lifestyle icon over the past twenty years. It is a recent favorite of mine and has been permanently inducted into my stationery collection. So what is a Hobonichi Techo? It is a Japanese...

Guide to the Kokuyo Jibun Techo

Guide to the Kokuyo Jibun Techo

The Kokuyo Jibun Techo offers a unique approach to planner systems. Rather than being limited to a single calendar year, the Jibun Techo is designed to last your whole life. In Japanese, “jibun” (ジブン) means “myself” and “techo” (手帳) means planner. True to its name,...

The Best Japanese Planners

The Best Japanese Planners

Japanese Planners have quickly found popularity all over the world. And while you might know a few names, like Hobonichi, or Midori, there are so many out there that you should check out. While I could go on and on forever about all of the great options for planners...

My Favorite Japanese Stationery on Etsy

My Favorite Japanese Stationery on Etsy

If you’re not in Japan, it can be tricky to find places to buy legitimate Japanese stationery.  There are many Japanese brands available in the U.S. like Zebra, Uni-ball, and Pilot.  But, many times the products available in the states are...

The Best Japanese Stationery

The Best Japanese Stationery

After living in Japan for a few months I started to learn how amazing their stationery is. As someone who has always had a love of pens and notebooks, I don't know how I've gone this far in life not knowing Japanese stationery is as amazing as it is.  So, if you're...

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