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LIFE STATIONERY

Established in Tokyo in 1946, the Life Stationery Company is dedicated to producing handmade paper goods of incredible quality.

Difficult to find outside Japan, Life’s range of correspondence papers and notebooks feature beautiful, timeless designs along with superior paper quality and functionality. The commitment to quality, adherence to methodology and decades of paper manufacturing experience make Life Stationery an excellent everyday stationery choice.

What was to become Life Stationery was founded in 1946 by Yasuhiro Saito, after working as an apprentice to a paper manufacturer. In 1949, after wartime rationing ended, the founder wanted to recognise the new opportunities and future of his country and business by calling the company LIFE.

The stationery products were initially sold on the streets of Japan, from bicycle-drawn carts. As the business and brand gained recognition, it was then sold via Japanese department stores and other established retailers.

Today Life Stationery is sold around the world – not just in Australia but in the US, across Europe and throughout Asia. Yet the range is still made by hand – hand cut, hand glued, hand bound.

The Life Stationery small but beautiful range includes notebooks, stenographer’s books, memo pads, writing pads and envelopes in a wide range of sizes and styles.


Telegram Co. is the official, exclusive distributor for Life Stationery in Australia and New Zealand. Interested in stocking Life Stationery? Please complete our retail partnership enquiry form.

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