In 1994 HIGHTIDE was founded in Fukuoka, Japan by a surfer named Koro Shibasaki.

With a casual design the planner was the first item HIGHTIDE created.
The diary book/planner was rare in the Japanese market at that time, mostly business people used them. With the popularity of this new item a new category called "Casual" Diary was born. After that not only the diary book/planner but notebooks, pens, office supplies were being designed which is how we started our original stationery line. HIGHTIDE products added fashion and practicality on top of design and coloring. Our source of inspiration comes from the tools used by characters in the old European and American movies.

HIGHTIDE USA Inc., was established in December of 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. It started as a base for the development of HIGHTIDE in North America. July 2018n downtown Los Angeles, HIGHTIDE STORE DTLA was created. A store filled with HIGHTIDE items along with carefully selected Japanese stationery lines and miscellaneous goods is located at The ROW in the Arts District.


  • Indie Market SF

    A show with a goal of creating a community of makers and merchants not just to buy and sell but to shape the future of manufacturing and retail. As a re-imagined trade show platform, our goal is to promote product and retail innovation to positively impact how we live and work.

    DATEJuly 21st - July 23rd

    PLACEIndie Market Bay Area

  • NYNOW Summer 2019

    NY NOW® has concluded its Winter 2019 Market for HOME, LIFESTYLE + HANDMADE at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC. It is the premier market for all that's new and on trend in specialty retail

    DATEAug 10 - Aug 14

    PLACEBooth #7548