Hand printed cover notebook - Bathtub Kokeshi
This simple no-frills notebook by Japanese company Midori is one of my favourites, because it comes in three different paper options, and the stitched binding opens completely flat which makes it great for drawing and writing with ease, and has an integral ribbon book marker. I have hand printed the cover using carved stamping blocks and Japanese oil-based pigment inks, and it has been printed on the back cover with the 'longings of kokeshi' stamp. The notepad comes with a very simple wax paper dust jacket which can be kept on to help keep the notepad clean, or taken off for a more vibrant looking printed cover, as you wish. This notepad is the grid paper version, A5 size.