Original goods

Recommended Original goods

  • Micro book Flowers of the Four Seasons

    SOLD OUT

    Toppan Printing has produced a micro book on the theme of the "Flowers of the Fours Seasons," measuring just 0.75mm×0.75 mm. Electronic printing techniques were employed to create the book, but Toppan still insisted on making a plate, printing on paper and binding the book. An enlarged version of the book and magnifying lens are provided so that visitors can examine the contents. The book was certified as the "smallest printed book" by the Guinness Book of Records™ on July 1, 2013.

  • ecocracy Clear File
    Caslon Type Foundry's Type Specimen Book (A4)

    715 yen (incl. tax)

    To publicize its exhibitions and events, the Printing Museum, Tokyo has been using banners made with "ecocracy", a recyclable material developed for decorative media. The clear file was made with plastic recycled from the ecocracy banners.
    Taking advantage of the recycled plastic's inconsistent texture and uneven color, the clear file was designed in emulation of an old English book of printing specimens, which is part of the Museum's collection. The item brings out the fun aspect of recycling.

  • ecocracy Clear File
    Letterpress Printing Specimen (A4)

    330 yen (incl. tax)

    To publicize its exhibitions and events, the Printing Museum, Tokyo has been using banners made with "ecocracy", a recyclable material developed for decorative media. The clear file was made with plastic recycled from the ecocracy banners.
    Taking advantage of the recycled plastic's inconsistent texture and uneven color, the clear file was designed in emulation of an old Japanese book of printing specimens, which is part of the Museum's collection. The item brings out the fun aspect of recycling.

  • Suruga-ban Copper Type postcard

    165 yen each (incl. tax)

    We made a postcard of the Suruga-ban Copper Type (Japanese important cultural property), one of the gems among the Printing Museum’s collection.
    The Suruga-ban Copper Type is the first of its kind made by a Japanese person. It was made by Hayashi Razan and Konchi-in, Suden under the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

  • Postcards

    165 yen each (incl. tax)

    Focusing on material that there is not enough space to show in the General Exhibition, our staff have selected their recommendations from the collection. An explanation of the material is provided on the blank side of the postcards.

  • Printing Museum A5-size postcards

    385 yen (incl. tax)

    These large postcards (non-standard size mail) take the Museum entrance as their motif. Conveying the spectacular nature of the entrance, they are quite impressive.

  • Die cut cards (letterpress sorting tray, composing stick)

    385 yen (incl. tax)

    These postcards (non-standard size mail) provide the impression of holding a letterpress sorting tray and the composing stick used to line up the type during the typesetting process.

  • Flip book memo pad "Color Bird" B7 size, 96 pages

    660 yen (incl. tax)

    Flick through the pages of the memo pad and you will see colorful birds flying between mountains, like an animation.

  • Map design tote bag (B4)

    3,080 yen (incl. tax)

    The front of this robust canvas bag is printed with a map of Edo era Tokyo, with a map of modern Tokyo's sightseeing places on the other side (marked in English). The handle allows it to be also worn over the shoulder.

  • KAMIPEN (black ink ballpoint pens available in black, red, blue and craft with a white logo or in white, yellow or green with a black logo)

    220 yen (incl. tax)

    These paper-based pens are made from paper recycled in Japan. They have a nice warmth to the touch and write smoothly and comfortably.

  • Suruga Typeface Sugar

    Suruga Typeface Sugar   648 yen (incl. tax)
    Suruga Typeface Sugar & Coffee Gift Set   2,700 yen (incl. tax)

    This sugar is molded in the shape of the Suruga typeface that is one of the Museum's treasures. The "yagenbori" (carved like a druggist's mortar) feature of this typeface has been faithfully reproduced. The sugar uses only sugar cane grown in Okinawa Prefecture.

  • Printing Museum's Original Super Water-Repellent Furoshiki NAGARE (96cm × 96cm)

    5,500 yen (incl. tax)

    This furoshiki (wrapping cloth) is designed based on modules of dots and lines used in the Printing Museum's own sign and graphic design, and comes in the museum's brand color, which is the same red as that used for the 42-line Bible.
    Water repellency treatment has been applied, allowing you to not only wrap things, but also to use as a bucket to hold water or for showering in the event of an emergency, to avoid the rain, to keep yourself warm in chilly weather, and all kinds of other ways.
    Size: 96cm × 96cm

    ASAKURA SENPU Co., Ltd.   Super Water-Repellent Furoshiki NAGARE official site (The website provides detailed information about NAGARE and its different ways of use.)

  • Original Towel (in red, white or black, approximately 32cm×85cm)

    1,320 yen (incl. tax)

    Made of extra-long staple Supima Cotton, it is from Imabari, the largest towel producer in Japan.

  • Pocket Microscope (25×)

    6,600 yen (incl. tax)

    These pocket microscopes (25× magnification) feature the Printing Museum’s original logo.
    This pen-shaped magnifying glass is considered a must for people in the printing industry. Take a look through it and you can see the halftone dots and fine lines on printed materials.

  • Card lens

    440 yen (incl. tax)

    This thin, light, card-type magnifying glass is the size of a business card. The magnification of the lens is approximately three times.
    It’s convenient to have when reading a book or a newspaper, or to see the small letters on a map or drawing.

  • Kaishi (Japanese napkin) cleaner (case included)

    SOLD OUT

    This is a lens wiper made from Tosa traditional Japanese paper. The case features the printer invented by Stanhope and a line from Substance of Earl Stanhope's Speech.

  • Decorative letterpress writing pad (pink, light blue)

    440 yen each (incl. tax)

    Original Goods from the Printing House.
    Writing pads printed using ornamental typefaces.

  • Pochi-bukuro

    330 yen (incl. tax)

    Original Goods from the Printing House.
    Pochi-bukuro (small envelope) printed using the Motoki types. Comes in a number of varieties with different design patterns on the flap.

  • Birthday card (script: red, gray; sans-serif: green, pink)

    385 yen each (incl. tax)

    Original Goods from the Printing House.
    Folded mini birthday cards in an individual envelope. Choose from two typeface options: script and sans-serif.

  • Mini message card (white, cream, blue)

    275 yen each (incl. tax)

    Original Goods from the Printing House.
    Business card-size message cards printed with a variety of stylized lines.

  • Mokkatsuji letter sticker (large, small)

    220 yen each (incl. tax)

    Original Goods from the Printing House.
    Round shape stickers printed using the wooden movable-types. Comes in a variety of lettering styles.

  • Postcards (Centaur and Bembo)

    275 yen each (incl. tax)

    These original Printing House postcards are printed using the Centaur and Bembo fonts, two leading roman typefaces in the collection of the Printing House.

  • Postcard (Leaves in Printing)

    275 yen (incl. tax)

    Original Goods from the Printing House.
    Postcard printed using ornamental typefaces in the form of various leaves from the Printing House's collection.

  • Floral type seals (red/blue/purple/green/gold and silver)

    220 yen each (incl. tax)

    These seals were printed at the Printing House based on the Printing Museum’s collection of Floral types.
    Have fun creating various patterns by combining them.

  • Gutenberg's 42-line Bible T-shirt(Color: White, Black / Size: M, L)

    2,750 yen each (incl. tax)

    Gutenberg is said to be the founder of modern letterpress printing. The T-shirt is decorated with the museum's precious holding, one of the pages of the Gutenberg bible printed around 1455.