For those that make pilgrimages or even occasional trips to shrines and temples in Japan, Goshuincho ("honorable red stamp book") are highly recommended way of commemorating one's visit. The stylized books can be handed over (usually at the entrance) of the temple or shrine, and for a small fee stamped with the unique seal and calligraphy of the site.

Cat lovers now have a stamp book of their own to leave their temple-traveled paw prints in, as Japanese bookstore and oddity retailer Village Vanguard is teaming up with traditional stamp book maker CRU-CIAL to release this gorgeous wooden cat themed stamp book.

The "Japanese retro" stylized wooden book contains 36 pages of high quality traditionally produced Japanese paper, and can be used not only temple and shrine travels, but simply as a personal journal or memorabilia notebook. A number of differently posed feline silhouettes are filled out by in color by the stamps and writing inside.

The collaboration series also includes designs such as wisteria, sakura, and lemon.

The cat motif traditional stamp book, as well as other designs, are currently available in Japan from Village Vanguard's online store. The original maker CRU-CIAL also sells a variety of stamp books on Amazon and their own official online store, but have not at the time of writing yet made the cat-themed book available there.


By - Big Neko.