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May. 01, 2020 UPDATE
Ritendo - りてん堂 -
Traveler Friendly
Some limited patterned stationaries are available.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1272 8 --- 0 reviews
May. 01, 2020 UPDATE

Ritendo

- りてん堂 -
Traveler Friendly
Some limited patterned stationaries are available.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1272 8 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Incredible Letterpress Printed Stationery
As you imagine, the easiest way of keeping touch with your friends all over the world is email or social media.
But don’t you think writing a letter is so much cooler? Well, at Ritendo, they sure do.
Ritendo produces and sells various paper-based products made with both a traditional letterpress printing machine and modern graphic design. This is because they believe that these kinds of old-school products made with a genuine vintage letterpress are what truly capture people’s hearts. Join one of the many thousands across the globe who have been captivated by the art of letter writing and surprise that someone special in your life with a nice handwritten letter.
1Recommend!
Mamefumi
Mamefumi – Small Letter Paper / ¥300 (10 pieces)
Mamefumi are small pieces of letter paper that are the perfect size for writing a short message. For ¥300, you can get 10 pieces of mamefumi paper in the colors of your choosing. If you’ve got some time on your hands while in Kyoto, why not write your friends and family back home, or even your future self, a wee message about your time spent in the ancient capital?
2Recommend!
Calenders
Calenders / ¥1,600
Like everything in Ritendo, these calendars are made with a letterpress, meaning that you can literally feel the numbers on the paper. Another unique aspect of these calendars is that they use the original Chinese characters for each of the months! Use these calendars to spruce up your room a bit and even if you don’t understand the characters, don’t worry! As long as you’ve got them in the right order, you should be fine.
3Check it out!
Letterpress Characters
Letterpress Characters (Not for sale)
While sadly not for sale, Ritendo has an entire wall full of characters used in their vintage letterpress machine. Each of these long metal rods are placed inside the letterpress and lined up to create the desired word or sentence! How cool! Just note not to touch them and ask the staff before taking any photos.
How to buy
All the for sale stationary is on a shelf near the door. Take everything you want to buy to the staff when you’re ready to pay.
- Shopping Tips -
If you’re lucky, you might be able to see the letterpress machine in action!
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