By K.B. Gould
on 10.18.13

Remember buying loose-leaf paper for school? When was the last time you splurged on a 200-sheet pack of triple hole punched, horizontal line covered paper? The fact is, with the rise of hi-def displays and polished glass, paper isn’t as valued as it used to be. Still, some refuse to let go. In this video, Monocle reporter Kenji Hall visits Kakimori, a carefully curated stationary shop in Tokyo that still produces good ol’ fashioned notebooks by hand. If you can ignore the annoying music transitions, this is a great watch about a soon-to-be lost art.

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