Colorful Tokyo

Greetings from Tokyo!
Fellow HPI staff Joanna and I (Yuki) are now in Tokyo, before our 1-week Washi tour begins next week!

Today, we explored Ginza,  strolling the streets and browsing through multiple stores to see what is trending now in Japan.
What we came across was an item that we both adore….WASHI TAPE. Continue reading “Colorful Tokyo”

The Dog Days of Summer Sale

Click here for PDF File

Join us Friday August 5-6 at the Bergamot Station Courtyard for the Dog Days of Summer Sale!

Look out for our booth or come into the store for more information.

Featuring promotional markdowns on new paper, stationery, books, and more.

2525 Michigan Ave.Bergamot Station Unit G-9 Santa Monica, CA 90404
tel: 310-998-0098

Square Kamifusen Translations

Each balloon has 6 faces in alternating blue and red colors. The faces have images of famous landmarks, and Japanese Traditions exclusively from the Toyama Prefecture. Read more for detailed information and translations on each face of the balloon.

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Japanese Stationery with Style

New stationery from Japan now available in store. They are limited stock, and some may be a one time order, contact us for more information.

Assortment of notebooks include hand woodblock printed hardback books, “staircase” books with built-in tabs..

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More on Tape

Our washi tape is going out fast, and we’ve got more on the way for January (new designs). So I couldn’t help but to grab some for my own personal gift wrapping. I’m no picky or careful wrapper, so it was perfect in that I can just easily tear the strips and use it for tagging as well. I especially like how it can be translucent too. I know our online stock is low, but hopefully we can keep it well stocked regularly.

Mini Shikishi Preschool Project

with Miki Yoshimoto

When our friend Miki came to our Mini Shikishi Workshop and thought of the idea of having her child’s preschool art project be centered around it, we had no idea they would come out with such works of art! With the tenryu shoji roll, calligraphy brushes, sumi ink & suzuri stone, the preschoolers were transformed into little sumi artists.

Click on the link below for more pictures.

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