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Manuscript Paper B5 Grey Squares


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  • Made for writers

    Masuya manuscript paper was designed especially for fountain pen users.

    This paper is lightweight and can handle inks without feathering or bleeding through the sheet.

    This 100 pack of Masuya Manuscript paper is B5 in size and features 200 boxes for writing characters (japanese/chinese etc) with soft grey ruled lines.

  • Masuya paper was born out of a chance meeting with famous Japanese author Fumio Niwa in a cafe. It was approaching the second world war and many writers were worried about an impending paper shortage. It was Fumio Niwa's words that inspired them to set about creating the perfect paper for use with fountain pens, the writing instrument of choice at the time.

    The paper quickly gained a cult status and was even referred to as “literary award guaranteed paper”. Many famous Japanese writers such as Yasunari Kawabata, Yasushi Inoue, Eiji Yoshikawa, Ryotaro Shiba and Junnosuke Yoshiyuki were known to have used this paper.

    It was developed in a cream colour to reduce eye strain when writing at night as the light does not reflect as brightly.

  • SIZE: B5 - 258mm x 180mm
    SHEETS: 100 leaves
    PAPER: Cream (lightweight)
    PRINTING: 200 letter boxes per sheet 
    SOURCE: Masuya, Asakusa Japan.

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