Tomoe River Notebook for
fountain pens in an
easy-to-carry A6 size.
|Ruled lines: :||Plain / 7mm grid lines|
|Size: :||A6 (148mm x 105mm)|
|Number of pages::||384 pages|
|Country of manufacture: :||Japan|
The Seven Seas series, popular among fountain pen and glass pen users, now has a sister product, “BUNCO,” in an A6 size for easy transport. Its lightweight design comes in a compact size, perfect for on-the-go. Carry it in your hand or in your bag along with your favorite fountain pen so it’s there when you need it.
Nanami Paper, a stationery store in California once reached out to us, “We would like to sell notebooks with Tomoe River Paper, but we can’t manufacture the thin paper locally, can we work with Watanabe Bookbinding to make a special notebook series?” The Seven Seas series of notebooks was created in response to this request and Seven Seas CROSSFIELD is the Japanese remodeled version of that series.
We use Tomoe River Pocketbook Paper, which is smooth and comfortable to write on, has less ink bleeding and bleeding through, and is highly compatible with fountain pens. This paper is thin and lightweight and in addition to the standard black and blue-black inks, colored inks also look beautiful on it.
The slightly larger 7mm square grid makes it easy to write difficult kanji and is also suitable for bold fountain pens. The blue-gray ruled lines are composed of dashed lines so that they do not repel ink. Printed in a color that is not too dark, it’s designed to not bother the user when writing.
Even this large volume opens flat, allowing for stress-free writing right up to the center line. Each book is finished by skilled craftsmen using the Lay-flat Binding method, which combines the advantages of both machine and hand processing.
The cover is finished with a binding cloth material often used on academic books to minimize deterioration over long-term use. Covers come in two light colors to match the lightweight design. The gold logo is designed to look like a Japanese family crest.
The product name “BUNCO” refers to the A6-size format used by Japanese publishers in the 1920s to promote literary works in a convenient size. Today, it remains a standard for published paperbacks due to its practicality, allowing Japanese people to enjoy their favorite book while traveling on the train or grabbing coffee at a café.