Craftsman paper products that make life a little better each day

Our goal is to create paper products that hold a special place in the writer’s heart. With that in mind, we strive to make our products practical, robust, and beautiful all at once. Our products are largely made from renowned Japanese paper and are processed using bookbinding techniques that have been handed down over many generations. We are committed to manufacturing products with craftsmanship inherited from the past, hoping that every time you use and write, your life will feel a little more special.

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Watanabe Bookbinding

Watanabe Bookbinding, a Tokyo-based company established in 1946

We are a bookbinding company based in Tokyo, Japan, and since our development of dictionaries and lexicons in 1946, we have been focused on craftsman bookbinding. Our mission is to produce beautifully tailored books, and to do so our experts work both by hand and machine to continue to hone their skills every day. Our products, guided by these craftsmen, are packed with usability in every nook and cranny.

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Our commitment to our products

Watanabe Bookbinding Nutta
Watanabe Bookbinding InkLog
Watanabe Bookbinding BOOKNOTE360
Watanabe Bookbinding ePocke
Watanabe Bookbinding CROSSFIELD
Watanabe Bookbinding

Beautiful.
Reliable.
Functional.

Watanabe Bookbinding
Watanabe Bookbinding

Manufacturing with attention to detail for functionality

Watanabe Bookbinding
Watanabe Bookbinding

Quality and design for joy of ownership

Watanabe Bookbinding
Watanabe Bookbinding

Hybrid manufacturing method that beautifully marries machining and handcrafting

Watanabe Bookbinding
Watanabe Bookbinding

World renowned paper made in Japan

Watanabe Bookbinding

Product Lineup

Watanabe Bookbinding BOOKNOTE360

BOOK NOTE 360°

Stress-free, minimalist notebooks based on traditional bookbinding

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Watanabe Bookbinding Nutta

NÚtta

Functional hardcover notebook colorfully painted by brush

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Watanabe Bookbinding Seven Seas CROSSFIELD

Seven Seas CROSSFIELD
-JAPAN Ver.-

A notebook designed for beautiful writing with a fountain pen

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Watanabe Bookbinding InkLog

Ink Log

Your own personal logbook to record both fountain pens and inks

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Watanabe Bookbinding ePocke

epocke

Pocket frames that won't leave your memories tucked away forever

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

“ I enter them into my BOOK NOTE and just because they are there, they become a work of art”

— Clifford Gibson / University lecturer, Tokyo
Watanabe Bookbinding Reviews

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

“ The texture of the paper is pleasant, and I enjoy painting on it because it holds my materials well.”

— Miku Sasaki / Graphic Designer, Tokyo
Watanabe Bookbinding Reviews

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

“ The most pleasing thing for a writer is a book that opens firm and feels sturdy.”

— Yumiko Ito / Actor, organizer, writer, director, Riburesen Theater Company, Tokyo
Watanabe Bookbinding Reviews

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Scenes of our craftsmanship

From product development to manufacturing, we place importance on making products beautifully designed, durable and long-lasting, and easy to use and love. Please enjoy this video of our manufacturing process.