What drives Tokyo’s anachronistic passion for pen and paper? Kakimori offers this reflection on their website: “In the modern era, technology is quickly replacing old ways of doing things…However we strongly believe that writing is still important to think‚ create ideas‚ and to communicate with other people.”

To their point, a 2014 Princeton University study suggested that taking notes by hand instead of on a computer improved the way students processed information, and encouraged them to think more deeply.

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