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What Would You Buy In Tokyo And Osaka

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#21 Tinjapan



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:24


Today's vintage pens are tomorrow's antique pens.

Today's modern pens are tomorrow's vintage pens.

However, I too do not usually go pen and i k hunting while traveling in Japan. True I do live here, but I have been to Kobe and Osaka only once apiece and did not look for pens.

Kyoto, several times but never did I look for pens and ink. Might, if I ge to go again, as I have been to many other places in Kyoto already.

And, as Stan says, I know an avid FP collector, who after a few years of the craziness we all know all too well, has lost interest and is selling off most of her collection.

Personally, I would not spend all that much time tracking down pens if I finally made a trip here. But then again, I wouldn't bother going to Akihabara either.

Edited by Tinjapan, 22 May 2016 - 05:28.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 04:42

Got back from Osaka at about 7.30 last night. Tried to go to bed and awake at 4.00 this morning so playing with my new toys. trying to sort them out and "hide" them before my wife sees them all together.

The pilot 845 is the vermillion one with WA nib. I bought it from Tokyo pen shop quill who shipped it to my hotel in Tokyo. it was waiting for me when I arrived, fabulous service.

Loads of shops to look at. If you are looking for basic pens then itoya (on Ginza) was great because everything is in one place (cheaper pens and an astoundingly expensive pen room, fantasy land).

I also do watercoloring so the best shop appeared to be Sekaido in Tokyo. Most of the other shops do not carry the full ranges.

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