A "shitajiki" is a flexible plastic writing board, or pencil board, that you place under a sheet of writing paper. It provides a smooth writing surface and prevents marking or denting the pages underneath. This cute, colorful shitajiki writing board is translucent with a matte finish. The pattern comes from a Scandinavian textile pattern. After enduring long, dark days during the winter, the Scandinavians embrace the abundant summer light and the nature it brings to life. This inspired the light colorful pattern on this shitajiki, perfect for brightening your day!