Everyday Blank Notebook - Tomoe River Paper - A5 Size - 400 Pages

$25.00 USD

We still use old Tomoe River paper in our notebooks.

Introducing our new bound blank notebook in A5 size. It features the stunning fountain pen friendly Tomoe River Paper. This blank journal is perfect as a standalone travel notebook for recording all your special memories and ideas, or as a refill for our best selling Leather Notebook Covers and A5 journal covers. It's quite possibly one of the best journals for foutains pens.



Our specially crafted black A5 size notebook is made of Tomoe River 52 gsm white paper, known as the best fountain pen friendly paper. Each notebook contains 400 pages and is hand-bound with traditional bookbinding techniques. If you're looking for a stylish blank page notebook, then this is the one for you. You can even choose the leather color of your choice including the ever-popular, timeless, and stylish black journal. This 400 page journal pairs so beautifully with our stylish black leather notebook cover.

Specs

  • Completely flat-lay
  • Comes in magnetic closure cardboard box.
  • Hand-bound from Tomoe River 52 gsm white paper
  • Blank paper 
  • 200 sheets (400 pages)
  • Includes grid and lined guides
  • Includes blotter (also can be used as a writing mat for comfortable writing)
  • 145 x 210 mm (5,70 x 8,26 inches)

Tomoe River Paper

The 52gsm paper is incredibly thin, and very fountain pen friendly. This paper shows off the sheen and shimmer in inks unlike any other paper can do. 

Our Tomoe River paper is the same Tomoe River paper that's used in the Hobonichi Techo.  We use the same 52 gsm paper as the Hobonichi.

Fountain pen enthusiasts who favor shading ink, those that create subtle color gradations as ink is laid on the paper, will appreciate how the paper shows off subtle color variations. Sheening inks also perform well as pools of color will sit on the surface of the paper and when dry will create the reflective look so many fountain pen users love. It’s important to be patient and let the paper fully dry to prevent smudging, especially when using sheening or metallic inks. Click here to read our blog post about Tomoe River Paper.

Tomoe River Paper Writing Samples

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For the guide sheets, thanks to the Well-Appointed Desk.For the images, thanks to the @writetomeoften.

A5 Notebook Size

At half the size of the A4, A5 sized notebooks are very popular as journals, daily or monthly diaries. The size makes them easy to carry while still allowing lots of space.

Customer Reviews

Based on 210 reviews
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R
R.
Perfect and thoughtful

This was my second order from Galen Leather, the first was the 5 slot pen case (and there will be more..) I feel excited about writing again and you can tell a lot of thought goes into their products. I’m so excited to order more!!

G
G.P.
First time with Tomoe River paper

Wow. This paper is just WOW: thin and smooth, notebook is flexible and opens perfectly on the table. I love it.

M
M.W.
I love this notebook so much!

Much better than kokuyo,never see a notebook package like this.My favorite

A
A.
Corner Bent

The notebook itself is great, but the top left corner was bashed in/crushed and EVERY page in the book has a wrinkled corner there as a result. The black box it is shipped in needs reinforcement along the short sides and corners to prevent this from happening.

W
W.S.
Perfect all-media journal

Perfect journal replacement for my old A5 - beautifully made fits snugly in my GL A5 folio Tomoe River is perfect for FP, gel coloured pencil and watercolours

S
S.D.
A most excellent notebook.

The Everyday Blank Notebook features 400 pages of hand-bound A5 Tomoe River Paper. It is a thing of beauty. The creamy paper is translucent, crinkly, tactile and delightful. It takes fountain pen ink exceedingly well, bringing out both shading and sheen from inks that show neither trait on other papers. As this is low-weight 58gsm paper, ink shows through on the reverse side of a sheet, but it does not bleed through to the reverse side of a sheet--so one can write on both sides of a sheet. The notebook is bound in a very nice and tactile card stock and opens flat from the very first time, no break-in period required. The sewn binding is durable. Throw in the line and grid templates and the leather blotter and this feels like the notebook deal of the year. This truly is a most excellent notebook.

M
M.
Kullanmak için sabırsızlanıyorum...

Galen'den ilk siparisimdi. Almak istediğim birkaç ürün için uzun zaman para biriktirdim ve sonunda ilk siparişimi verdim. Çok iyi bir deneyim oldu. Harika bir paketleme ile ve yanında bir sürü hediye ile geldi. Defterin sayfaları bilindiği gibi tomoe river. Oldukça ince bir kağıt oldugu kadar dolma kalem ve mürekkep dostu da. Defterin dikişleri iyi görünüyor. Tek eksisi ciltleme kısmı için. Daha iyi yapistirilabilirdi diye düşünüyorum. Daha şimdiden ön üst tarafında biraz açılma var. Daha sağlam olması için bu elime geçer geçmez bir de yeşil derisini sipariş ettim. Özenli kargo, tekrar kullanilabilir paketler, Türkiye'ye özgü hediyeler, hikayeniz dahil mail ile bilgilendirmeler ve tüm bunlardaki samimiyetiniz için teşekkür ederim.

B
B.
Best tomoe notebook ever.

I love the everyday notebook insert for the TN but this monster 400 page notebook is even better. I especially love the included guides and leather blotter.

This is best paired with the new leather cover!

If you’re curious about the yeloow ink, it’s the iro daikokouten ink.

C
C.C.
Blown Away with this Paper!

I'd never used Tomoe River paper before and had wanted to for ages, so when I bought my A6 cover, I added a notebook to my cart. Best. Decision. Ever!

I'm a broad nib fountain pen guy. My favourite is my Waldmann Edelfeder, a German nib which, you fountain pen geeks will know, is more broad than the Japanese broad nibs. This pen puts out some serious ink.

And now I'm writing more than I ever was before in my journal because the experience is so good! My Platinum 3776 broad is suuuuuper smooth on that paper too. It's a difficult decision to choose a pen in the mornings, so most days I write multiple pages and often switch pens between pages just for the experience.

I would actually prefer that the notebook have a thicker cover, or a harder cover with the same thickness. The reason for that is that I found myself with an A6 leather cover and an A5 notebook. D'you see the problem? So of course I had to order an A5 leather cover pretty quick!

But the elastic, oh the elastic. I get a hump on the right-hand page of my notebook now. Not a fault of the notebook, just an observation of the notebook-and-cover combo. So I took a Stanley blade to the box that the cover comes in and use that to go behind the notebook. It kinda works, but it's not a perfect lay-flat experience. I'm not sure what the answer is to be honest. If Galen did a strapless cover, I'd switch it out for that as the closing is less important to me. But hey ho, I love the notebook - A LOT.

It's my first time with plain paper and I wasn’t sure how I would take to it. Turns out I love the freedom of being able to change writing size based on the pen and nib that I’m using. So I can really spread out that beautiful Diamine Bilberry and watch the sheen on the page. Delightful.`

Oh, and the leather sheet that comes with it? Nice touch Galen!

E
E.C.
Beautiful products!

Several months back I purchased a leather folio from Galen Leather. It is, without a doubt, one of my best and most favorite purchases of all time. Their work is beautiful, thoughtful, and the craftsmanship is impeccable. I just purchased a Tomoe River notebook, and I am, again, incredibly happy with my purchase. Such high quality work and materials. I look forward to continuing to order from Galen (my wish list is ever growing 😂). If you have any question in your mind about ordering from this company, I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Galen Leather for the beauty and artistry you give to the world!

All items are handmade to order and usually take a minimum of 1-2 weeks to complete. Good things take time. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping

  • We ship worldwide. All items are sent via our shipping partners UPS/Fedex. Your items may need to be signed for upon receipt.

  • Due to security reasons, we cannot ship to PO boxes.

  • Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.

  • Deliveries to USA addresses will take 3-4 days. For the UK and Europe, 2-3 days. To Australia, 6-7 days. For the rest of the world, expect a maximum of 7 working days.

  • Shipping fees are automatically calculated during the checkout process. See your checkout for shipping options. As an example, a small journal's shipping fee starts at US$9.80.
  • Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA. Most countries, except the USA, are subject to VAT (value added tax) and customs duties. These are the responsibility of the recipient. Since rates vary by country and by what was ordered.
  • HS Tariff Code for Leather Goods 420221 (You can check your country import regulations with this code)

Returns - Cancellations

  • All items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs.Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
  • Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items.We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.

Embossed Monogram

  • Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
  • If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
  • Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters    0....9 numbers    . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 210 reviews
96%
(201)
3%
(6)
1%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
R.
Perfect and thoughtful

This was my second order from Galen Leather, the first was the 5 slot pen case (and there will be more..) I feel excited about writing again and you can tell a lot of thought goes into their products. I’m so excited to order more!!

G
G.P.
First time with Tomoe River paper

Wow. This paper is just WOW: thin and smooth, notebook is flexible and opens perfectly on the table. I love it.

M
M.W.
I love this notebook so much!

Much better than kokuyo,never see a notebook package like this.My favorite

A
A.
Corner Bent

The notebook itself is great, but the top left corner was bashed in/crushed and EVERY page in the book has a wrinkled corner there as a result. The black box it is shipped in needs reinforcement along the short sides and corners to prevent this from happening.

W
W.S.
Perfect all-media journal

Perfect journal replacement for my old A5 - beautifully made fits snugly in my GL A5 folio Tomoe River is perfect for FP, gel coloured pencil and watercolours

S
S.D.
A most excellent notebook.

The Everyday Blank Notebook features 400 pages of hand-bound A5 Tomoe River Paper. It is a thing of beauty. The creamy paper is translucent, crinkly, tactile and delightful. It takes fountain pen ink exceedingly well, bringing out both shading and sheen from inks that show neither trait on other papers. As this is low-weight 58gsm paper, ink shows through on the reverse side of a sheet, but it does not bleed through to the reverse side of a sheet--so one can write on both sides of a sheet. The notebook is bound in a very nice and tactile card stock and opens flat from the very first time, no break-in period required. The sewn binding is durable. Throw in the line and grid templates and the leather blotter and this feels like the notebook deal of the year. This truly is a most excellent notebook.

M
M.
Kullanmak için sabırsızlanıyorum...

Galen'den ilk siparisimdi. Almak istediğim birkaç ürün için uzun zaman para biriktirdim ve sonunda ilk siparişimi verdim. Çok iyi bir deneyim oldu. Harika bir paketleme ile ve yanında bir sürü hediye ile geldi. Defterin sayfaları bilindiği gibi tomoe river. Oldukça ince bir kağıt oldugu kadar dolma kalem ve mürekkep dostu da. Defterin dikişleri iyi görünüyor. Tek eksisi ciltleme kısmı için. Daha iyi yapistirilabilirdi diye düşünüyorum. Daha şimdiden ön üst tarafında biraz açılma var. Daha sağlam olması için bu elime geçer geçmez bir de yeşil derisini sipariş ettim. Özenli kargo, tekrar kullanilabilir paketler, Türkiye'ye özgü hediyeler, hikayeniz dahil mail ile bilgilendirmeler ve tüm bunlardaki samimiyetiniz için teşekkür ederim.

B
B.
Best tomoe notebook ever.

I love the everyday notebook insert for the TN but this monster 400 page notebook is even better. I especially love the included guides and leather blotter.

This is best paired with the new leather cover!

If you’re curious about the yeloow ink, it’s the iro daikokouten ink.

C
C.C.
Blown Away with this Paper!

I'd never used Tomoe River paper before and had wanted to for ages, so when I bought my A6 cover, I added a notebook to my cart. Best. Decision. Ever!

I'm a broad nib fountain pen guy. My favourite is my Waldmann Edelfeder, a German nib which, you fountain pen geeks will know, is more broad than the Japanese broad nibs. This pen puts out some serious ink.

And now I'm writing more than I ever was before in my journal because the experience is so good! My Platinum 3776 broad is suuuuuper smooth on that paper too. It's a difficult decision to choose a pen in the mornings, so most days I write multiple pages and often switch pens between pages just for the experience.

I would actually prefer that the notebook have a thicker cover, or a harder cover with the same thickness. The reason for that is that I found myself with an A6 leather cover and an A5 notebook. D'you see the problem? So of course I had to order an A5 leather cover pretty quick!

But the elastic, oh the elastic. I get a hump on the right-hand page of my notebook now. Not a fault of the notebook, just an observation of the notebook-and-cover combo. So I took a Stanley blade to the box that the cover comes in and use that to go behind the notebook. It kinda works, but it's not a perfect lay-flat experience. I'm not sure what the answer is to be honest. If Galen did a strapless cover, I'd switch it out for that as the closing is less important to me. But hey ho, I love the notebook - A LOT.

It's my first time with plain paper and I wasn’t sure how I would take to it. Turns out I love the freedom of being able to change writing size based on the pen and nib that I’m using. So I can really spread out that beautiful Diamine Bilberry and watch the sheen on the page. Delightful.`

Oh, and the leather sheet that comes with it? Nice touch Galen!

E
E.C.
Beautiful products!

Several months back I purchased a leather folio from Galen Leather. It is, without a doubt, one of my best and most favorite purchases of all time. Their work is beautiful, thoughtful, and the craftsmanship is impeccable. I just purchased a Tomoe River notebook, and I am, again, incredibly happy with my purchase. Such high quality work and materials. I look forward to continuing to order from Galen (my wish list is ever growing 😂). If you have any question in your mind about ordering from this company, I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Galen Leather for the beauty and artistry you give to the world!