Karakusa Japanese Lacquer Boxes Hardcover Journal

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karakusa is an arabesque design of vines or branches and was a popular motif for creating lacquerware. This style, using gold powder sprinkled onto lacquer, developed during the Heian period and thrived in the Edo period, the era from which this design likely originates.

  • 144 LINED pages 
  • 5" × 7" midi format with elastic band closure
  • Smyth sewn hardcover journal
  • Satin ribbon marker and back cover memento pouch
  • Cover reproduces the arabesque design of an antique “maki-e” lacquerware box
  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper