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Back To School Notebooks, Silver Week, Ace Hotel Kyoto

Written by George Qu

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Posted on September 14 2020

                           STALOGY NOTEBOOKS

Some of our favourite “Back to School” & “Back to Work” notebooks. Available in multi colours.

Highly functional notebook that redefines usability with thin, soft ruled lines, optimum paper quality, and line spaces that make for easy writing.

“Gokanshi,” a type of paper with a unique texture, is used to provide the cover with a distinct feel. Pages are made of fine quality 81.4g paper, selected after testing the feel of various writing instruments, such as pencils, ballpoint pens, and fountain pens. 

Cover comes in six vibrant colors, making the notebook convenient for use in different subjects or for various purposes. Also comes with useful labels.

point 1 :Line spaces that make for easy writing
point 2 :Thin, soft ruled lines
point 3 :A simple notebook without the frills
point 4 :With stick-on labels
point 5 :Wide color variation

Six colours available, sold separately: Grey, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Red
Dimensions: 179 mm x 252 mm
Pages: 68


                AUTUMN EQUINOX and SILVER WEEK

On September 22nd, 23rd or 24th, the Autumnal Equinox is celebrated as a national holiday in Japan. In Japan, this holiday is known as 'Shūbun-no-hi'. 

The sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west on this day, making day and night equal in length.

Autumnal Equinox Day was established as a national holiday in 1948. Before then, the autumnal equinox was an imperial ancestor worship festival called 'Shūki kōrei-sai' and the holiday had its roots in Shinto traditions as a time to give thanks to the deities for a successful harvest. Because of this, we usually drink a lot of sake on this day.

The equinoxes are also a special time for Buddhists who traditionally these periods as days when the border between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its thinnest, making the equinoxes important days to honour ancestors and remember the dead. So we visit the graves of our ancestors. 

This also involves Silver Week is “Respect for the Aged” day where we honor senior citizens. Japan has an increasing elderly population. Since 1963 the Japanese has given a silver sake cup to Japanese who reach 100 years old. Japans elderly population as risen, attributed to a healthy diet, good exercise, and many ways of keep an active mind which include, games, gardening, farming, etc.


                    ACE HOTEL KYOTO - FIRST IN ASIA

Designed by Japanese famed architect and designer Kengo Kuma and Commune Design. Neon painting by Nobu Kitamura creator or Hysteric Glamour Textiles by Shoba Gakuen artist collective.

Boutiques by Maison Kitsune, Y & Sons. Many wonderful Japanese artists and designers hidden secrets to be found.

We all hope to visit after the travel ban has ended!

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