Having recently visited Japan, our love for stationary was reinvigorated. Whether at work, journaling or writing thoughtful gifts for loved ones, adorable stationary is our go-to for sparking joy. Available in Canada, these Japanese stationery products are sure to inspire and make you smile. —Julia Dumbrell
Celebrating a decade of Pilot Juice excellence, the Good Morning Smoothie Set offers six perfectly water-resistant pens ($15). In every colour of the rainbow, each pen makes handwriting more fun, created with vintage-inspired ink colours.
For fellow Nintendo nerds, Kamio Japan just dropped an adorable Pen Case to celebrate Kirby’s 30-year Anniversary ($25). This case features adorable illustrations, separate zipper compartments, and a snazzy star-shaped zipper pull.
The limited edition Tsuki ‘Nara’ Bullet journal has to be the cutest design by Notebook Therapy yet ($45). Inspired by the majestic fawns living wild in Japan’s Nara Park, the journal is complete with a rich brown velvety cover and beautiful rose gold details.
With the super-practical A5 Kraft Paper Planner from Muji, it doesn’t matter that we’re months into 2023 ($5). This no-frills book from one of my favourite Japanese stationery brands will be keeping me organised all year round.
Patterned tape is my new best friend for bullet journal decorating. With an entire line of irresistible masking tape patterns, my current favourite is the Relaxing Cat design from OOMOMO Japan Living ($6).
When was the last time you sent a loved one a hand-written letter? The New Encyclopedia-Style Ocean Creatures set from Benishop will reinspire, complete with letter pads, envelopes and themed stickers.
Keeping mailing details confidential has never been so cute, thanks to the BT21 COOKY minini Privacy Rolling Stamp from Sukoshi Mart ($32). The product is easy to use: simply press the rabbit figure’s head while rolling the stamp over paper, and ta-da!