In many ways -- to Western eyes anyway -- Japan is as baffling as Bill Murray's facial expressions made it seem in Sofia Coppola's brilliant 2003 Oscar-winner "Lost in Translation." The sea of black suits streaming down Tokyo's sidewalks.
I love this shop! If you only have time to visit one paper shop in Tokyo, make it Ito-ya in Ginza. It’s nine levels of stationery goodness and most definitely the mecca for paper lovers all around the world, so make the pilgrimage people!
Best place to Purchase Washi Paper in Kyoto. Wagaminomise Morita Washi: My favorite washi shop in the city. Kamiji Kakimoto: Another excellent paper shop, right downtown. Check out their washi computer and letter paper.