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Senkado Stationery Store

place1 minute walk from Minamisuna 1 chome bus station(Aki 26 Going to Akihabara station, Kasai station )

Exploring a Cozy Stationery Wonderland

Published: December 21, 2023

※Prices are subject to change from those in effect at the time of the interview. Please contact the store directly for the latest information.


“Senkado Stationery Store,” which opened with the rebuilding of the owner’s home and is soon to celebrate its 30th anniversary.



A traditional stationery store where stationery items are stacked on every shelf throughout the store.

What I have noticed upon coming to Japan is the quality of Japanese stationery. The quality is exceptionally high, and I am always impressed. I believe that giving Japanese stationery as souvenirs to family and friends would definitely make them happy!



“Mitomein” which is a registered seal engraved with one’s last name.

Seals can be broadly categorized into three types: “Jitsuin” (official seal), “Ginkoin” (bank seal), and “Mitomein” (registered seal). Among these, the registered seal is the one most frequently used in daily life.

If you live in Japan, a ‘Hanko’ is essential for certain administrative tasks such as opening a bank account. The interesting thing is that you can choose to write your name in Kanji or Katakana.



There is also a wide variety of brushes, ink, and other materials used in calligraphy.

Calligraphy is a wonderful means to explore Japanese culture. Here, you’ll find everything you need to start writing Kanji. Take the opportunity to choose your favorite Kanji or transform your name into Kanji, delving deeper into the meanings behind the characters in your name!



△ A diverse range of paints.

Feel free to ask the shopkeeper if you’re looking for something specific. Despite the wide range of items, they know their store like the back of their hand.



△ Various types of celebratory envelopes.

In Japan, there is a cultural tradition of presenting money in decorative envelopes for various joyous occasions such as weddings, childbirth, academic achievements, promotions, awards, decorations, starting a new business, and building a new home, to express congratulations and best wishes.

Even in the internet age, Japanese people still highly value sending traditional paper mail. New Year’s greeting cards, known as ‘nengajo,’ are a cherished tradition, with personalized messages. Why not join in and send ‘nengajo’ to your friends too?



Japanese stationery is known for its creativity in terms of quality, performance, functionality, and design. There is a rich variety of stationery products tailored for various scenes in daily life and work, offering optimal solutions for different purposes.

I remember visiting this type of store frequently when I was a student at a Japanese language school. The quality and variety of products offered can be a source of motivation to progress in one’s studies.



If you go to this store, you will likely find what you’re looking for. The staff’s handling is also very sincere and provides a sense of reassurance.

Please visit “Senkado Stationery Store” when you get the chance for a wide selection of stationery items.



≪English Reporter Journalist Profile≫

・Name:Grégoire Renais



・Hobbies:Hiking, Photography (Landscapes, Japanese cultural events)


※Information is based on December 2023. Prices, operating hours, and other details might have changed. Please verify with the store directly.

※All prices mentioned in this article include tax.