“There’s just something seductive about print.”
Traditional words, pressed by a letterpress that’s lasted a hundred years.
On the northern tip of the Goto Archipelago is the small Ojika Island. And on that island is Shinkosha, a letterpress that’s been in business for over a hundred years.
The letterpress stands alongside the compass and gunpowder as one of the three greatest inventions mankind has ever made. Letterpressing is a technique unique to the past, where heavy plates made of stamps and steel are pressed to paper, creating letters and words. The product is uneven to the touch, imperfect, and utterly unique. The mere touch conveys the weight of time, and effort.
Today, the fourth generation owner of Jinkosha runs a workshop named OJIKAPPAN, and is hard at work at conveying the charms of the letter press to the modern man. In collaboration with him, and OJIKAPPAN, we’ve created an original letter set, for you to fill in and send off to the future.
On the letterhead is engraved Mt. Onidake and the starry sky, as seen from our hotel, as well as “goto.” A truly one-of-a-kind design, that can only be done justice by a letterpress.