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#1 InkyRocks

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:46

The Tokyo International Pen Show made it's debut on September 29th and 30th (2018) at the Tokyo Municipal Industry and Trade Center.  Some info and reference for next year's show:

 

 

-the official website: tokyo-international-penshow.com  You need to scroll down for the English explanation.  News for next year's show should be published here.  They said they were planning on a show again next year, about the same time in the same venue.

 

-it is right next to the Sensoji temple in Asakusa which is a fun place.  So if you come with someone who doesn't do fountain pens, they can keep themselves busy while you do the heavy lifting of spending your money.

 

-take the Ginza subway line to the last stop of Asakusa, get out exit #3 and do a u-turn.  You should be facing the Sumida River with it's iconic "Asahi Flame" that looks like a giant gold tadpole... (picture #2).

 

-take a left and go down several blocks.  When you see the eastern gate of Sensoji, look right and you should see the building with Tokyo "Skytree" tower behind it.  

 

-other pics are: the table for Shumi no Bungu Bako magazine.  I bought their special Platinum 3776 Nice edition, Water Blue.  It was an ink lover's delight--Ink Stand, Kingdom note, Yang Ching, Color Bar and Bungubox all had ink that I could not resist.  Also got some Graphilo paper that I had not heard of before.  I think it has some sort of sizing that makes sheen show up easily.

 

 

If you ever visit Japan, I would seriously consider planning it around next year's show.  And if you love ink, don't come--you won't be able to afford your ticket back home...

 

 

TIPS.jpg 180 from Asakusa exit #3.jpg Tokyo Municipal Industry and Trade Center.jpg The Pen Show.jpg Shumi no Bungu Bako Magazine.jpg The  popular pen magazine.jpg Platinum 3776 Nice Water Blue.jpg Color Bar Inks.jpg Ink Stand inks.jpg Graphilo.jpg Yang Ching, Kingdom Note and Ink Stand inks.jpg Bungubox Tokyo Metro inks.jpg



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