There is a point, usually towards the end of your trip, when you realize that you have forgotten to buy GIFTS! So the hunt for a meaningful, Japan inspired, unique and cool present starts, but often ends in fridge magnets. No more of that, let us introduce you to KAKIMORI.
Located about a 20min walk from BnA STUDIO, KAKIMORI is heaven for all stationery lovers. The store is not only beautifully designed but it is also well stocked with a range of pens, cards, notebooks and papers from all over Japan and the world. Highly curated, you can expect to find only the best of the best at KAKIMORI. This isn’t what makes it a perfect gift buying spot, the “build your own notebook” however does.
At KAKIMORI you can create bespoke notebooks from front to back cover. Choose everything form colour and thickness of paper down to where you want the ring binding placed. Front and back covers come in classic black leather, vegan leather also available, to limited edition printed fabric covers and everything in between. You can choose from a wide variety of paper; lined to dotted, grey to pure white, with options of adding calendars and contact pages to your notebook. With so many choices it’s easy to make something for everyone, including yourself!
The making process is easy - go to the store, pick up a tray, pick a size and then get creative! Once you have the perfect combination take it to the counter and the friendly staff will put the notebook together in front of you right then and there. If you've taken our advice and the bespoke notebook is a present, get it gift wrapped, it's worth the extra 300yen.
Prices vary depending on the quality and quantity of what you buy, but you can get away with making a beautiful notebook with only 1000yen, about 10 USD. Much better than a fridge magnet we think.
Photo 2 - KAKIMORI Website
Photo 3 - KAKIMORI Website