Tomoegawa Paper Factory was founded in Shimizu in 1914, on the banks of the River Tomoe in Japan. The water from this river is used to produce its paper.
Originally used for sending catalogues, the company one day discovered that its paper was also, and above all, ideal for writing with a nib. Its unique characteristics make it a particularly popular paper with fountain pen and calligraphy enthusiasts, as well as pencil sketchers.
Despite its extremely light weight of 52 g/m2, this paper is extremely resistant and minimises the effects of transparency. Its smooth, soft texture (the paper is coated on both sides) produces sharp, precise lines, for a writing experience that is as enjoyable as it is exceptional. The properties and attributes of the ink, such as gloss and shading, are also enhanced, as are the colours.
Tomoegawa Paper attaches great importance to its paper being made from sustainable forests. It invests heavily in this area.
Tomoe River paper is currently manufactured by Sanzen Paper Manufacturing. All end products are made from Tomoe River base paper by the Japanese company Sakae Technical Paper (notebooks, leaflets).