Zakka Kit is a monthly subscription box by Neko Box. It costs $19.99/month (with discounts for longer subscriptions) and includes several Japanese stationery items. Use coupon code: SYMI to get 10% off on a Zakka Kit or Neko Box subscription or in their store.
This is a review of October’s box.
Everything in this month’s Zakka Kit. This month’s theme is Cats.
Kitten Washi Paper by Classiky x Ugyokusha – Each of these has 24 wood block print sheets. These are crafted in Japan by the world-famous zakka brand Classiky. I love wood block prints very much and I think this are definitely a special washi paper that is perfect for writing gift notes.
The paper removed from the bundle.
Maneki Neko Mini Envelope by Pinup Japan – Maneki Neko represents good luck and good fortune in Japanese culture. I love how detailed the print is on this mini envelope and I think it’s perfect as a “red envelope”.
Tokyo Cat Print by Neko Box – This print is exclusively illustrated by Neko Box designers. It’s designed and printed in Tokyo using special Japanese paper. I love these Tokyo street car poses.
Back of the envelope.
Cat Schedule Stickers by Seal Do x Shinzi Katoh – Shinzi Katoh is a famous Zakka designer. I don’t use a planner much anymore, but these are definitely going onto my calendars, gift notes, and electronics.
Sleeping Cat Stickers by Classiky x Mihoko Seki – Cat stickers and vintage style just make everything perfect. This is a collaboration between Japanese lifestyle brand Classiky and Mihoko Seki, a kimono pattern designer based in Kyoto. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned that I love Japanese textured paper, but I love Japanese textured paper.
They also included a couple of loose kawaii cat stickers.
Colored Marker by Tombow – At first I didn’t think this marker was that special, but it’s actually designed by a classic Japanese stationery brand and it comes with 12 beautiful colors. I’m so glad I got this pink coral color. See the next picture for swatches.
Bean Cat Washi Tape by Seal Do x Shinzi Katoh – Washi tapes are one of my favorite stationery items. I love the Japanese textured paper with all those cute bean cat (“Mame Neko”) designs.
Swatches of the marker.
Closeup of the washi tape.
Overall, I love the very first Zakka Kit from Neko Box. I’ve always been a big fan of Neko Box’s curation for their regular box, and I’m so happy that they decided to do a stationery subscription box. Cats are probably my favorite animal ever, so the October theme is perfect for me. I love that they curated this box with famous classic Japanese brands and designers’ work. At $20, this box is on the pricier side for a stationery subscription box; however, I think that this is a very special stationery box because everything comes straight from Japan and it’s an experience of Japan in a little box.
If you’re interested in Zakka Kit, click here to get one. Use coupon code: SYMI to get 10% off on Zakka Kit or any Neko Box subscription and 10% off in their store.
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Favorite things: All kawaii stuff, dresses, nail polish, jewelry, lifestyle items, glitter, heart-shaped things
Least favorite things: Boxes that lie about being completely customizable, food items in boxes that aren't food subscriptions