Bookbinders Australia carry many famous brands of Japanese Stationery, including Travelers Notebook (formerly Midori Travelers Notebook), Iroshizuku Fountain Pen and Calligraphy Ink, Pilot and Platinum Fountain Pens, and Masuya Paper Products which include Monokaki Notebooks, Masuya Manuscript Paper for Kanji characters, Futokoro and Yuga Letter Writing Pads. We would love for you to visit us either instore at Aspley or online.
Yumiko has been living in Brisbane in beautiful Queensland – Australia for the past 37 years.
She is a member of the International Sumi-E Association and has studied Sumi-E for over 10 years.
She is also a master practitioner of Shodo (Japanese Caligraphy) with in excess of 18 years experience.
Mabina Alaka is an accessory artist.
She was born in Kobe, Japan, lived in Canada, United Kingdom and now calls Brisbane her home.
From her studio in Brisbane, Mabina uses Japanese Yuzen papers, antique Kimono fabrics, Japanese cotton fabrics and beads to bring her collection to life. Added Swarovski crystals, Chezch beads and beads sourced from all over the world makes Mabina’s collection unique. The beauty in her earrings, necklaces, rings, brooches and hair ornaments are the reflection of her understanding of every aspect of design.
Mabina travels to Japan on a regular basis to source new material to keep her one off designs up-to-date and innovative.
Mabina also has a degree in Interior Design and works in the industry which enables her to see outside the square in creating her collection.