Founded in 1964 SHOGADO is a maker of shikishi (hard card backing commonly used for art and craft), tanzaku (paper strips for writing wishes) and other washi paper products. Famed washi paper such as Echizen and Kurotani are used as the main paper note pad. The Some Note Pad is an everyday note taking book with high quality bleed proof paper, preventing pen and marker ink spreading to the next page. The graphics of the cover are created by combining traditional patterns and contemporary colors. This design is then screen printed by hand in layers giving the pattern a unique sense of depth.