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Feels good to be back with curbside pickup and very happy to see many familiar faces 😊 Starting this week, you will be able to place your order through our online store and pick up your stationery the following day we are open. Our store hours for curbside will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2-5pm!We are so excited to be able to take our first steps towards reopening and looking forward to seeing many of you who we have not seen in months! Of course, things are not going to be the same and we want to ensure everyone’s health and safety...

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Hi everyone! Soraya here. I've been spending so much time decorating letters and packing orders with washi tape these last few weeks. There's something so peaceful about picking a washi, ripping a piece off, and gently setting (and resetting!) it onto a surface. I'm surrounded by so much washi tape, both here at home and at Yoseka, that I wanted to learn all about its origins. I hope that this brief and fun history of washi makes you love and appreciate your rolls of washi tape just a little extra! Washi tape is a durable, tearable, waterproof, biodegradable, reusable, and colorful type...

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Shachihata Iromoyo/Traditional Japanese Colors series. Shachihata started making stamp pad since 1925. These 24 colors feature traditional Japanese colors and they debuted in 2019 December at the Bungu Joshi Haku. The lid of this series is not hinged so it could completely detached and you could use the stamp base more freely with greater precision. The base of the pad is also designed to be stackable for easy storage. The oil-based pigment ink, and the surface of the pad is designed to make full contact with a stamp. It produces a sharper and brighter result than a standard ink pad....

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As June 1st approached last week, at one point I looked up from my planner at Neil and said to him, incredulously, "just like that, we are halfway through 2020." I'm sure many of us had this thought. It is really hard to believe that we have spent so much of this year locked away, not seeing our families, not catching up with neighbors and friends in the shop, not eating at our favorite restaurants and not living our normal lives.Beginning tomorrow, June 8th, the city begins to take its first steps into reopening with resumption of construction, manufacturing and...

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In May, we were busy adding lots of new stationery to the online shop and working on some new exciting projects. We added new fountain pens and inks from Platinum, a brand we have been waiting a long time to work with. They are one of Japan's "big 3" fountain pen makers along with Sailor and Pilot, and we are proud to say you can now find them all at Yoseka! We also finally added Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini fountain pens and worked on an exciting collaboration with Google NY to curate Pen Pal Kits for their employees.  Items in the...

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