Japanese Stationery – Vocabulary and Curiosities

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Today, I want to talk about Japanese stationery. Let's also take advantage and leave a list of words related to stationery in Japanese. A list of school supplies, office supplies, and stationery.

Stationery in Japan is a very important part of the culture, as students often spend the whole day at school, also participating in various artistic activities. Japan is also a country full of offices that has not yet completely abandoned paper for computers.

Japan is also famous for its kawaii, which makes stationery brands in Japan invest in stickers, colored ribbons, notebooks and a wide variety of products.

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Where to find stationery in Japan?

In Japan you can easily buy some stationery at convenience stores or 100 yen stores. There are stores specializing in the sale of these products that can be found by the names:

  • Bunbouguya [文房具屋];
  • Bunguten [文具店]

The above words refer to stores that sell stationery products (the first one is more used). The words Bungu [文具] and Bunbougu [文房具] refer to stationery products.

Japanese stationery - vocabulary and curiosities

Brands that manufacture Stationery in Japan

One of my favorite Japanese stationery brands is Midori. It manufactures a wide range of products, from notebooks and pens to washi tapes and planners.

I love their simple and elegant designs and their products are always of excellent quality. Another great thing about Midori is that they have a wide range of products at all price points.

Another Japanese stationery brand that I love is Kamio. It manufactures lovely stickers, washi tapes and other paper-related products. I especially love your animal-themed drawings.

Kokuyo is one of the most popular stationery brands in Japan, and for good reason. They make high quality products that are both stylish and practical.

Zebra is another Japanese stationery brand known for its pens and pencils. Their products are high quality and reliable, making them a great choice for anyone in need of a reliable writing tool. : Pilot is another Japanese stationery brand well known for its pens

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Japanese stationery - vocabulary and curiosities

Japanese Stationery Vocabulary

Below we will see a list of Japanese words related to stationery. Objects and stationery, school materials, office supplies and others.

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MeaningJaponêsRomanização
Adhesive / Glue接着剤secchakuzai
staplerホッチキスhocchikisu
Pin/Pull画鋲gabyou
Eraser消しゴムkeshigomu
Fileファイルfairu
stationery, box手文庫tebunko
Notepad用箋yousen
notepad / memo pad手帳techou
Compassコンパスkonpasu
Notebookノートno-to
electronic calculator電卓dentaku
Calendarカレンダーkarenda-
Penペンpen
pen and ink筆墨hitsuboku
Ballpoint penボールペンbo-rupen
Fountain pen万年筆mannenhitsu
Switchbladeペンナイフpennaifu
Stamp / Seal印鑑inkan
Card段ボールdanbo-ru
Easel画架gaka
Paper clipクリップkurippu
Paste / Gluenori
box cutterカッターナイフkatta-naifu
diary / diary日記nikki
rubber band輪ゴムwagomu
Bookbinderバインダーbainda-
Envelope封筒fuutou
Pencil Case / Box筆箱fudebako
Pen's caseペンケースpenke-su
Label / Receipt付箋fusen
writing tool筆記用具hikkiyougu
Scotch tapeマスキングテープmasukingute-pu
Adhesive tape/adhesive tapeセロテープserote-pu
packing tapeガムテープgamute-pu
fabric tape布テープnunote-pu
Correction Fluid / Liquid Paper修正液shuuseieki
awl穴あけ器anaakeki
Crayonクレヨンkureyon
Chalkチョークcho-ku
Globe地球儀chikyuugi
ruler定規jougi
Clipホッチキスの針hocchikisu no hari
Clipステープルsute-puru
Image / Drawing / Paintinge
Pencil鉛筆enpitsu
sharpener pencil鉛筆削りenpitsukezuri
Colored pencils色鉛筆iroenpitsu
Pencil caseシャープペンシルsha-pupenshiru
Bookhon
note book / notepadメモ帳memochou
Highlighterマーカーma-ka-
permanent marker油性ペンyuseipen
permanent marker油性マーカーyuseima-ka-
Painting/coloring materials絵の具enogu
writing material筆記具hikkigu
office supplies事務用品jimuyouhin
Tabletsukue
Paletteパレットparetto
Paperkami
Colored paper色紙irogami
Copier paper/photocopy paperコピー用紙kopi-youshi
drawing paper画用紙gayoushi
writing paper便箋binsen
Folderフォルダーforuda-
brush tool絵筆efude
brush for writingfude
White boardホワイトボードhowaitobo-do
blackboard黒板kokuban
Lead Refill替え芯kaeshin
Stamp切手kitte
scissorshasami
protractor分度器bundoki
vermillion朱肉shuniku

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