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.