These Gekkoso letter sets are made of Mino washi paper, with a beautiful delicate texture and a slightly translucent quality. Each pack comes with 10 sheets of letter writing paper and 3 envelopes. On the envelope, the seemingly random assortment of characters is actually a tanka poem by Akiko Yosano about the moon. The characters have been arranged into a circular shape to resemble the moon, and this poem is actually the origin behind the name Gekkoso.
- Dimensions (paper): 9.8 in x 7.1 in (25 cm x 18 cm)
- Dimensions (envelope): 7.9 in x 3.5 in (20 cm x 9 cm)
- 10 sheets and 3 envelopes in each pack
Gekkoso is an art supply store in Ginza, Japan. It was one of the original stores in Japan to bring western art supplies into Japan. Their logo is a cute French horn, as a symbol to gather friends in one place. The store is more than a hundred years old and though you may not know them by name, they make some of the most iconic art supplies and stationery items such as their beloved quirky item, the Right Hand Clip.