4 thoughts on “Breaking Out the Nanami Journal

  1. The act is the best part. All the elements that lead to it aren’t bits that must be put up with, but integral accessories that add to a ritual worthy of your time spent. Gather the tools around you, set them in motion, and fill the pages. Here comes 2017, just over the horizon…

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  2. Laura, I am glad you like this notebook. I also prefer the soft mat. I rarely use it now though. You can use the hard mat to protect the pages from finger oil. I think I will look for a smaller plastic for that in the future, just for that purpose. I do use BOTH sides of my Tomoe River paper. At first it bothers you, but then shortly afterwards, it doesn’t. The way it shows off your ink is better than any other paper I’ve tried. So I can make allowances for the negative aspect you mentioned. I won’t be heavy flexing on the paper in a notebook form. I write, and take a break. That way the paper can be dry. Just to make sure, I put the blotter paper on that last page, before turning to a new set of fresh pages. If an ink is going to sheen, or heavily shade, you almost always will see it on TR paper. However there have been maybe 2-3 inks that did not look their best on TR paper, and that surprised me. Finding the right pen, ink, and paper combination can be frustrating at times. But when it all comes together nicely, it is just amazing.

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  3. Thank you for highlighting the writing mats. I didn’t get one with my journal as they were out of stock of the soft version. Maybe it’s something I should consider for next year. 🙂

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