This paper was developed by Mr. Ken Uchihiro of Kyoto Kami Shoji, a paper distributor based in Kyoto. He was moved by a 2013 newspaper article commenting on the resurgence of handwriting in the digital age. It was developed with the goal of producing a paper that was smooth for a great writing experience, had no feathering nor bleed-through, fast drying, and can be used on both sides. Through a long trial-and-error process with Oji F-tex, came about Eastory COC.
Yamamoto's ink tests with blue and black Sailor and Platinum inks showed no feathering nor bleed-through. Very wet reddish-pinkish J. Herbin inks showed slight feathering and bleed-through. Yamamoto recommends writing with Medium or finer nibs. They really like the roughness that travels through the pen-tip when writing.
- Size: A4
- 210 x 300mm
- 50 sheets
- Grain direction: Short grain