Kyoei A4 Writing Mat - Green
This writing mat is made to be used under a sheet of paper for writing. It provides a smooth and firm surface, and prevents marks on the sheets underneath.
The flexible mat is 1.2mm thick, made with high quality EVA resin in light green colour. It is perfect for writing on thin paper like Tomoe River. Made in Japan by Kyoei.
This simple mat really provides a solid plate to rest the paper on. It is a cushion to keep the dip pen from digging in to a table top. It provides the writer with help to keep undue pressure off the nib of the pen and keep the paper from tearing. I think it encourages the writer to use a light touch on the paper itself.