This Yosegi bookmark is made by Luthier, a studio based in Hakone that specializes in the craft of Yosegi-zaiku, a traditional Japanese marquetry technique. Mr. Yuta Shimizu of Luthier created the bookmark by adhering together two sheets of marquetry sliced to a thickness of about 0.2 millimeters, with a thin sheet of paper between them. In addition to the delicate beauty unique to the traditional craft of marquetry, where various types of wood are combined and lined up, the charm of this product is that it has a somewhat modern feel to it.
If you hold it up to the light, you may see a subtle difference of expression depending on the angle of light hitting it. That is because the wood grains are arranged in different directions. The longer you use it, the more each piece of wood will show a different expression, and the more it will develop a deep and rich flavor.
This is a bookmark that will make your daily life a little more enjoyable when you put it in your notebook or use it as a reading companion. Also recommended as a gift.
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TRAVELER’S FACTORY in Nakameguro (Tokyo) is our flagship store, serving as a hub for TRAVELER’S notebook users since October 2011. This building, a paper factory from the booming 1950s, was chosen to fulfill the dream of a perfect space for travelers around the world to connect and share their experiences. We believe that organic interaction will be an inspiration for us to create new products and a new way of communicating. At TRAVELER’S FACTORY, users can discover TRAVELER’S notebook, collaboration items, curated imports, and other tools that make your everyday journey more interesting. There is also a hidden loft for users to customize notebooks while sipping on a cup of coffee.