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.

Nowadays, such a variety of Goshuincho exist that they've become used quite a lot outside of temple pilgrimages, and instead as personal memorabilia albums and journals or stylized stationery books featuring high quality Japanese woodwork.

Cat lovers now have a stamp book of their own to leave their temple-traveled paw prints in, as the artisans at traditional stamp book maker CRU-CIAL can make them purr with this gorgeous wooden cat themed stamp book.

The "Japanese retro" stylized wooden book (made of laser-processed wood) 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 Japanese for Goshuincho (御朱印帳) is also carved onto the front of the book.

You can buy the adorable and stylish wooden craft cat pilgrimage and stationery books at grape SHOP.

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By - grape Japan editorial staff.