I've been looking for years for a paper that doesn't have optical brightening agents, or OBAs, added. Tomoe River is that paper.
If you write on this paper with your fluorescent inks, their glow under ultraviolet light won't be obscured by the actinic glow of the OBAs added to other papers. Just one more reason to like TR.
I’ve been experimenting with different papers and absolutely love this paper. I design my own stationery and love that it is so thin and yet so strong. Feels great to write on and accepts a wide range of writing utensils very well. I’ve used it to make a line of stationery I’ve entitled: “hearts and lace”. I’ve been giving it as gifts to friends and family and everyone lives the paper.