This is a Group Buy (GB) item. If you are unsure of what this implies, please scroll down to the Disclaimer section below for more information.
If you are not shipping to Canada, please scroll down to the Vendor section and select your region (or the one nearest to you).
For those living in Vancouver, BC and surrounding areas, local pickup is available as an option. This option can be selected during the checkout stage.
- 900 mm x 400 mm x 4 mm
- "SUPER SMOOTH" cloth top
- Premium printing process
- Rubber bottom
- Color matching stitched edges
- Design and Renders by @inputuniverse
- Design inspiration and feedback: @takoyakeys
- Manufactured by @zionstudiosph
- Canada: Takoyakeys (you're here!)
- USA: Mechs & Co.
- China: zFrontier
- UK: proto[Typist]
- EU: mykeyboard.eu
- Philippines: Zion Studios PH
- Korea: Swagkeys
- Oceania: SWITCHKEYS
- South America: Fancy Customs
- Vietnam: Táo Bạo Sóp
- Singapore: iLumkb
- Malaysia: JustKeys
- India: rectangles.store
- Thailand: ModCables101
- Indonesia: pluskb.id
This is a group buy item, not an in-stock item - meaning that products have not yet been made (Kickstarter/Indiegogo model). This means there is a waiting time between purchase and product delivery to customers, because products need to be manufactured. Please refer to the Timeline section below for more details.
Final product may vary slightly from render images. Prototypes were made to ensure color accuracy.
Any desk mat variation & quantities in this group buy can be combined into one order. Every ordered desk mat will be made.
Manufacturing and shipping timelines are estimates. Delays and setbacks may occur.
Group buy phase: Apr. 28 - May. 30
Production phase: 15 - 20 days
Ship to regional vendors: Approx. 1 - 4 weeks
Packaging/Shipping Prep: Approx. 3 - 5 days
Ship to customers: Approx. 2 - 14 days
Customers receiving shipment: Optimistic: Late June / Realistic: Early-Mid July
- Machine wash cold (on its' own to prevent any fraying), gentle cycle
- Hang to dry
Near the Japanese city of Osaka there’s a quiet community called Matsuzuka where you’ll find a man running a takoyaki stand. This friendly gentleman prepares takoyaki, a small ball-shaped snack made with batter, pieces of octopus, and other ingredients, topped with a tangy sauce and flakes of laver and dried bonito.
He lays out heated trays filled with half-sphere indentations and pours the batter across them. As it cooks he sprinkles chopped octopus, green onions, tempura scraps, and seasoning.
Taking a metal skewer, he skillfully separates each takoyaki and flips it over, using quick, smooth motions that speak to how many thousands of times he’s done this through the years. The takoyaki turn a rich, golden brown and when they’re done he hands them to you on a paper plate with a smile that’s as warm as the tasty morsels he’s just prepared.
Delicate pink cherry blossom petals float lazily through the air, blown over the nearby fence by the cool spring breeze. Whether it’s during a moonlit twilight, a smoky scarlet sunset, a clear sunny day, during a summer festival, or even a shadowy eclipse, the takoyaki man is always there, cooking up morsels of deliciousness that satisfy the soul as much as they do the stomach.
Matsuzuka Deskmat is inspired by the community where Takoyakeys spent summers in Japan visiting his grandparents.