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Bursting With Pride After Meeting Mr Yoshida Of Nakaya


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#1 ychung

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:48

I couldn't sleep last night even though I went to bed at 2.30am and got up at 7am to get to work. I was antsy at work, waiting for the morning to come to an end and knowing that I could be seeing many mouthwatering nakayas and meet Mr Yoshida. The morning dragged on until 2pm.... grrr. Finally i could go. I raced to Orchard Ion, where Aesthetic Bay was located and marched straight in. I saw Mr Yoshida. no offense but he's a really tiny gentleman who was bent over a pen. :notworthy1:

i moved over to his displayed wares for sale and saw the tamenuris. I think Mr Yoshida brought over some new colour offerings from Nakaya. i spotted a lime greenish (its the pale yellow green in heki tamenuri) , a pale pink and a AO TAMENURI piccolo. Its a dark blue with green accents. Very cool and understated. Ive not seen it on the Nakaya website, so I think its a new colour. But my heart gravitated toward a SHIRO TAMENURI in piccolo form. I knew that I should have it. After what seemed like an eternity, I unwillingly put down the Ao and paid for the Shiro. I said hello to Mr Yoshida and went on explain how I liked my pen tuned. i opted for a rose gold flexible medium nib to match the brownish tones of my new pen.

Mr Yoshida fit the nib into the pen, heated it up in his little steamer machine


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and proceeded to smoothen the nib with a special stone. i can;t remember the name of the stone. Leigh Reyes does. I need to ask her again when i go back tomorrow to watch the master at work.


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Here are some of the pens on display. I'll take more photos tomorrow

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The final product is beautiful and the nib very very "tasty" :bunny01: :bunny01: :bunny01: . I can;t wait to use it in my clinics on Thursday

I'm hereby attaching some photos of my new shiro tamenuri pen which i'm immensely proud of. i'm still considering if i should also get the ao tamenuri. I think I'll mull about it over dinner :puddle:

the icing on the cake today was finding my newly ordered danitrio (thanks kevin!!) waiting for me at my doorstep.

oh happy happy days!!! :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

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Edited by ychung, 27 November 2012 - 09:52.


#2 iamchum

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:58

Congratulations! that's amazing!

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#3 7th Wave

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:59

Wow! Congratulations and thank you for taking the time to write it all up and add photos. You are very lucky to have met him and have your nib customised and tuned!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:57

No better way to add even more personal value to a cherished writing instrument. Great color choice; must have been very difficult to choose.

Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:17

Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:25

Thanks for the wonderful photos and report and congrats on your new pen!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 13:35

I'm hereby attaching some photos of my new shiro tamenuri pen which i'm immensely proud of. i'm still considering if i should also get the ao tamenuri. I think I'll mull about it over dinner :puddle:

the icing on the cake today was finding my newly ordered danitrio (thanks kevin!!) waiting for me at my doorstep.



The shiro-tamenuri is one of my favorite finishes! Gorgeous & congratulations!
The way you described the ao tameuri I'm shocked you didn't buy it...
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And where's the photo of your Danitrio?

P.S. There are too many "!" in my post...


Edited by jde, 27 November 2012 - 13:36.

 
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 16:55

I'm jealous. Congratulations on your new pen and a wonderful experience.

You have my attention with your description of the ao-tamenuri. Could you take a picture, please?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 17:14

Thanks for the great pictures and writeup, ychung! Your new shiro-tamenuri looks marvelous.

I ordered a Decapod Twist in the new ao-tamenuri - I am so excited for it to arrive (fingers crossed, by the end of December).

Once it lands, I'll post some pictures of it :)
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 18:08

Thank you for sharing these pictures. The pen you picked out is absolutely STUNNING! What a wonderful opportunity to have a beautiful pen tuned by such a master.

May you experience great joy every time you use your new Nakaya!
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#11 ethernautrix

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 18:41

I'm excited and happy for you, Yvonne!

The shiro tamenuri is one of my favorites -- I know, I say everything is my favorite, ha ha ha, no, but seriously, the shiro tamenuri -- I call it "flan." :-)

I think I would be able to relax and have Mr. Yoshida grind a couple of my Nakayas' nibs. I mean, just to have him do it. Would it be bad form to bring a Danitrio to him?

Which Danitrio did you get? The other day, I brought out my Danitrio Fellowship which hadn't seen the light of day nor ink in... a very long time. I love the sound of the cap when I take it off or put it on -- like porcelain or some other beautiful, delicate thing.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 18:44

What a gorgeous pen, and what a privilege to have the nib tuned by Mr. Yoshida. Congratulations! And thanks for posting your buying experience.

I would also love to see the new tamenuri colors, if you have an opportunity to take and post photos of them.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 18:47

Naturally I had to ask Google about AO Tamenuri. I didn't find it, but I did check out Aesthetic Bay's Nakayas. *Keels Over*

Two pages....

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 19:44

Congratulation on your new pen and having it tuned by Mr. Yoshida makes it a very special pen. I've been trying to decide what my next Nakaya will be and you had to mention the ao tamenuri.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:07

Here is the ao tamenuri picture Nakaya sent me

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 21:29

Here is the ao tamenuri picture Nakaya sent me


Thanks for posting this.

Not quite what I expected based on ychung's description, but interesting all the same. I think I'll wait until some better photos come out before deciding if this a finish I want.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:27

Oh! It's a DARK BLUE with GREEN accents! I saw the photo and saw it as BLACK with BLUE accents, which I immediately wanted!

Ha ha ha.

I'm thinking... hairline (matte) black over blue, hah? Haaah? *Fans face* I need air....

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:54

Nakaya told me it was black over the new sky blue color, which matches the name.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 23:43

Nakaya told me it was black over the new sky blue color, which matches the name.


I can't wait to see it! I mean, other pictures of it. Wow! I'm excited for you!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:58

WOW!!! STUNNING PENS! I AM SO JEALOUS :puddle: :puddle: :puddle: but very ecstatically happy for you and way pleased for your generosity to share this experience...oh and of course the photos...WHOOYA!
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