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Made in Japan, this simple notebook was designed to create a writing experience that you will enjoy. The high-quality Midori Diary (MD) paper inside was developed in 1960 and has been continuously improved on ever since. Midori has conducted many tests using a variety of writing instruments to inspect the paper quality, including observing whether the ink feathers or bleeds, how it dries, how well the pen tips glide across the surface, how the paper feels to the touch, and so on. As a result, the paper is bleed-resistant, feather-resistant, and fountain-pen friendly, giving the user a pleasant writing experience. The line ruling on the paper features a bold center line that divides each page into a top and bottom section, helping you organize.

The notebook has a sturdy thread binding that lies flat when open, making it easy to write. It also comes with a ribbon marker to keep your place. The cover is not a typical notebook cover. To feature the charm of the paper itself, the cloth tape used to bind the spine, usually hidden by a cover, is exposed, giving the notebook a unique look. You can even see where the ribbon marker is glued in place. The notebook also comes with sticker labels that can be used to label the notebook.

Notebook covers for protecting your notebook are available separately.

Note: this notebook is the same as the Midori MD Notebook with model number 13804006, except for the paper band design.

This is the A5 Lined notebook. Photos of writing feature the 4" x 6" Lined notebook.

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What a nifty journal,...
March 18, 2016
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What a nifty journal, stream of consciousness, random thought, or whatever notebook. The Midori Diary paper is a great performer with all ink types, a bit heavier than you might expect in a Japanese paper, and, although it is the same paper found in many of the Traveler's Notebooks, the size of the page adds to the perception of weight. If it is used with a wet fountain pen and ink combination, care should be taken to allow the pages to dry before turning or closing.

The pages of the lined MD Notebook are unobtrusively divided by a slightly bolder center rule. That could be useful depending upon the purpose of the writer, but it should not be distracting if the page is intended to be written and read as a whole.

The heavy paper cover is minimalist art. Its simplicity is also its beauty. I purchased the matching clear cover to help maintain its appearance. I recommend that others also purchase the cover if only because the notebook is just too nice to deface.

I will be ordering more of these notebooks as time goes on.

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These notebooks are great....
August 31, 2016
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These notebooks are great. The paper is beautiful - I am not sure it's possible to beat Japanese paper. They are a joy to write in. It sounds silly but I look forward to writing in them. My girlfriend loves to use them to journal.
Great paper for any type...
May 16, 2016
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Great paper for any type of pen!
Love the Midori MD notebook....
May 4, 2016
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Love the Midori MD notebook. The paper is of excellent quality, great with fountain pens. The bindings are sturdy, and the page count is good. Highly recommended!
The notebook is in high...
February 14, 2016
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The notebook is in high quality, and the bookmark and the library card are awesome! Definitely worth the price.

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