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Do note that we are only hunting for the Hippo Noto Pocket A5 Notebook with IVORY paper in this run.

As avid fountain pen users, we have been on the lookout for the perfect Tomoe paper notebook for quite some time.  Something with a whole lot of paper, yet with all the cool features of traditional journaling notebooks.

What's in a name?

The name Hippo Noto was largely inspired by our son who passed away too soon.  Hippos were his thing, and now he is our hippo in the sky.  We wanted to create a large, hippo-sized notebook, and the name seemed fitting.  Noto means "notes" in Japanese, which is where the Tomoe paper is imported from.  We hope you enjoy taking hippo notes!

Hippo Noto Back Pocket in action!
Hippo Noto Back Pocket in action!

Grouphunt Deal

This is for heavy duty notebook users. If you're someone who expects a lot from their notebooks and frequently wishes they had more pages, this is the notebook for you. We need 10 orders for this hunt to proceed so share this with your writing kakis and JOIN THE HUNT!

Why Tomoe paper?

Tomoe is an incredibly thin paper that is both feather and bleed resistant. Made in Japan, it has superior smoothness while being durable. Tomoe paper brings out the magic in a variety of inks, many times showing sheen or shading that might otherwise be left dormant.  The Hippo Noto has 500 pages of cream Tomoe paper, so feel free to experiment!

Shimmer ink on Hippo Noto 68GSM Tomoe Paper.  Shimmer, Sheen, and Shading all in one place!
Shimmer ink on Hippo Noto 68GSM Tomoe Paper. Shimmer, Sheen, and Shading all in one place!

The Notebook

Hippo Noto has a variety of features, many of which are not found on other Tomoe paper notebooks.

Hippo Noto Features
Hippo Noto Features

The Size

Hippo Noto is a "Pocket A5" size.  It is a little smaller than the traditional size, measuring 131mm x 208mm.  Being a 500-page notebook, we figured making this hippo shorter would only make it more portable and enjoyable.

Hippo Noto on top of traditional A5 size notebook.
Hippo Noto on top of traditional A5 size notebook.

The Colors

Initially, there will be three color options.

Blue/Black, Lavender/Pink, Turquoise
Blue/Black, Lavender/Pink, Turquoise

Stretch Goal Color Choice:  Forest Green!

Hippo Noto in Forest Green Mock-up


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  • dianechan
    I am also keen on getting 2 sets of the Hippo Noto with the $17 top-up option. Is this option available or was there an error in the write-up?
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  • Hi, is the option to add $17 for extra notebook + the hippo ink available? I don't think i've seen it.
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  • May I know if this notebook opens flat or will it be curved near the spine.
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    Hey, we don't have a sample of the Hipponoto so we can't tell for sure! Although, when we checked out the campaign page, a picture in their latest update shows it opening pretty flat. I'll leave you the link here so you can go take a look at it too(:
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  • lis
    Hi, there are no options for us to select dot grid, ruled or blank on the order page?
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    Hey lis! Good spot! Thanks for pointing that out to us! We have updated the hunt to include an option for Dot grid, Ruled or Blank pages and will notify those who already have joined the hunt to ask for their preferences!
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  • Hi, can I clarify that this is this different from the usual hunts where the minimum is not met and the money would be refunded. Instead this is quite unpredictable and I might never get the product until someday the target is hit? Even so is there a chance that I would still not get it as well?
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    And just to check if there is less than 10 will it still be processed or like other hunts if the minimum is not met it will not be processed?
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    Hey hey :) There are a variety of situations; but the gist of it is we will always ask the distributors/creators if they would like to proceed with the numbers we have gathered. If they are okay with the numbers, we will go through with the orders. If they aren't then we definitely send you the refund :) Best way to do this is to get all our friends and family and pets to jump onto the hunt so we get the minimum order :) Blasting it on Facebook and our other social media platforms help :)
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