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Looks very nice. But why make it off size? Too bad if you want to use it in an existing A5 cover. Haven't tried the heavier tomoe as yet but keen to do so.

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The notebook already has a leather cover

 

I would still place in a compendium or similar. Just makes no sense not sticking to traditional sizes. can't see anywhere where it says the cover is leather. If so, this notebook is very well priced.

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what is the exact size ? I can't find either on their website or on Amazon's...

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what is the exact size ? I can't find either on their website or on Amazon's...

 

Size is 210 x 132mm - true A5 is 210 x 148. Must be about the cut from the larger sheets although Japan is an A size country so should suit true A sizes spot on.

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Size is 210 x 132mm - true A5 is 210 x 148. Must be about the cut from the larger sheets although Japan is an A size country so should suit true A sizes spot on.

From experience of buying Tomoegawa paper in bulk I have found that it is directional and subject to curling and wrinkling if bound the ‘wrong’ way. This means you can’t always just fold an A4 sheet in half to bind signatures in an A5 book. So quite a few Tomoe notebooks made by smaller sellers/manufacturers are just under A5 across the width (i.e. narrower) because if the binder is cutting from, or using, true ISO paper it saves a lot of wastage. Large scale makers will use larger sheets or even rolls so can adjust to ISO paper sizes, or will buy the correct grain. Traditionally Japanese stitched notebooks are smaller sizes, rather than ISO A5.

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From experience of buying Tomoegawa paper in bulk I have found that it is directional and subject to curling and wrinkling if bound the ‘wrong’ way. This means you can’t always just fold an A4 sheet in half to bind signatures in an A5 book. So quite a few Tomoe notebooks made by smaller sellers/manufacturers are just under A5 across the width (i.e. narrower) because if the binder is cutting from, or using, true ISO paper it saves a lot of wastage. Large scale makers will use larger sheets or even rolls so can adjust to ISO paper sizes, or will buy the correct grain. Traditionally Japanese stitched notebooks are smaller sizes, rather than ISO A5.

 

Thank you for that explanation. I was sort of heading in the right direction.

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I have seen this size, among Japanese offerings, referred to as A5 Slim.

 

Another example of this size being offered in Japan would be the Jibun Techno by Kokuyo.

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Received one. Perfect size for out and about/travel.

 

How do you feel about the width of it? I'm using standard A5 now and have been tempted by this size.

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I have seen this size, among Japanese offerings, referred to as A5 Slim.

 

Another example of this size being offered in Japan would be the Jibun Techno by Kokuyo.

It's closer to the golden ratio than standard A size paper.

Although Moleskine is closer with 128mm width

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It's closer to the golden ratio than standard A size paper.

Although Moleskine is closer with 128mm width

 

Fibonacci rules!

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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Received one. Perfect size for out and about/travel.

 

 

 

How do you feel about the width of it? I'm using standard A5 now and have been tempted by this size.

 

 

I feel it's the perfect size for out and about, and travel. :D

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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Jet pens has nice TR notebooks. I just bought the a5 size, 368 pages, 52g.

 

Kinda spendy. Half the price at Nanami Paper with 480 pages.

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