In this set, that comes in a beautiful box, you will find 3 notepads:
– Carp and lotus design
– Cat design
– Crane design
You will notice a lot of empty spaces in the design of these notepads. Japanese people often find unfinished things beautiful, because that allows you to use your imagination. You can imagine what is hidden behind those unfinished designs.
The first notepads has a crane design. The crane is a symbol of longevity and good fortune in Japanese culture. The crane is hiding, and the designer tells us that it’s up to the person using the notepad to imagine the reason.
The second one has a carp and lotus design. Carp fish is one of the main Japanese symbols of luck and good fortune. In Japanese, carp is called koi. Koi also means “love”. As a result, carp fish is seen as a romantic symbol. But not only. Being a fish that swims against the river flow, it also represents tenacity, perseverance in adversity, and the ability to achieve one’s goal.
One the third one, we can see a cat going away. Where is he going? Once again, it is up to your imagination to decide!
Each notepad is:
- 7cm x 3.5cm x 2cm
Uragu is a tiny shop, hidden in the back streets of Miyagawacho, one of Kyoto’s geisha districts. There, you can find beautiful stationery with clean designs carefully thought out by the designer of the store and inspired by Japanese folklore.
All items purchased are final and non-refundable. We do not accept returned orders/items.
In the case one of the items is damaged, please take a photo immediately and email us so we can assist you further.
Consumption tax and import duties
You are responsible for paying consumption tax and import duties according to your local regulations. We do not know in advance if you will be charged for those. Assume you will and you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you are not.