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20Th International Fountain Pen Festival @mitsukoshi


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#1 mke

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:41

The information about the 20th International Fountain Pen Festival @Mitsukoshi is out.

 

Here it is:

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:52

The Eboya 「満天」looks great. Only 15 pieces for show day. Their Maruzen show edition looked great too.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:26

I like this Eboya too.



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 03:29

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:08

I can't read this - when is this event? I think I will actually be in Tokyo when it's going on if it's in March... Is there any english info on it because I am striking out on my search efforts...

Edited by OmegaMountain, 27 February 2019 - 09:18.

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#6 mke

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:16

There are two pen events in Tokyo.
March 6-12 at Maruzen Nihombashi
March 13-18 at Mitsukoshi Nihombashi - the flyer above

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:17

I can't read this - when is this event?


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From the 13th day to the 18th day of the third month in the year 2019.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:21

fpn_1551259008__mitsukoshi_20th_world_fo

From the 13th day to the 18th day of the third month in the year 2019.


Thanks, Dill. That's what I was mostly figuring from search extrapolations. From what I am seeing it's at the main Mitsukoshi Store. The 13th will be my actual first full day in Tokyo and now I have a definite destination to add to my itinerary in my wanderings.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:24

There are two pen events in Tokyo.
March 6-12 at Maruzen Nihombashi
March 13-18 at Mitsukoshi Nihombashi - the flyer above


Thank you - I will miss Maruzen, but am going to figure out how to get to Mitsukoshi for sure as I will be in Tokyo for the entire event. Maybe I will be fortunate enough to grab one of these pens.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:25

The 13th will be my actual first full day in Tokyo and now I have a definite destination to add to my itinerary in my wanderings.

 
How fortuitous. Lucky you!

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 01:01

Meanwhile they have the event page on their homepage too:

https://www.mitsukos...ountainpen.html



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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:49

That yellow pen looks very similar to the Sailor Bungubox Ginza Metro LE. Great pen.
Too many pens; too little writing.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:56

It's a shame I can't understand Japanese. I'm really curious as to what's so special about that Kemma pen priced at ¥2,700,000 (approximatelyA$34,469).


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#14 mke

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:59

@OmegaMountain

 

Go to Maruzen too, they don't throw the remaining stuff away:

Maruzen

 

Mitsukoshi is just 600m away: here.



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Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:06

@A Smug Dill

 

It looks as if the nib is made from Sapphire and it is a 1 pen LE.

It is written that the pen is made from "Sapphire glass" - what ever this should mean.

 

When I tested their pens in September 2018, I had no good feeling - first they write extremely broad and second they dried out nearly immediately.

My 300 yen glass-nib pen from Aliexpress performs better.


Edited by mke, 10 March 2019 - 10:11.


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:26

It is written that the pen is made from "Sapphire glass" - what ever this should mean.

 

Oh, so that's what that means. Maki-e art encased in sapphire glass (very hard, clear synthetic sapphire), with trim and rings of platinum on the pen body.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 14:40

mke posted this a year ago: http://www.fountainp...-any-more-info/

Found it cos I was all, What's Kemma? Sapphire nib, what?

And here's a products page from the manufacturer's website: http://www.yutopia.o...a/Products.html

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:15

@OmegaMountain
 
Go to Maruzen too, they don't throw the remaining stuff away:
Maruzen
 
Mitsukoshi is just 600m away: here.

I meant I was missing the Maruzen pen festival, but I did go there today. I also picked up one of the Eboya show edition pens. It's a very large pen, but I wanted something relatively unique to take home with me. There are so many pens in this city I could spend a small fortune on.

I was seriously considering dropping the two grand on the Nakaya as well since they only made two of them.

Edited by OmegaMountain, 13 March 2019 - 11:18.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:31

> Eboya pen

You are talking about the blue-yellow one?

What is large? MB149 or Sailor KoP size?



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:19

> Eboya pen
You are talking about the blue-yellow one?
What is large? MB149 or Sailor KoP size?

Yes - the blue/yellow one they only made 15 of. Easily KOP size or larger. I will see if I can manage a comparison shot with a 3776 later which is the only other pen I have on me while I am here right now. I used the Pilot Custom Urushi as a stand-in to buy a pen case for it because it felt wrong to take it out of the box in Itoya to see if it would fit, but I am really not sure if the case I bought will fit it.

Edit: I'm hesitant to open the thing because of the weird tax-free stipulations on goods here, but screw it. I'm not using it until I get home anyway because I bought a bottle of Kobe ink to go with it that I'm not opening until I get back.

Edit 2: I lied: they wrapped the pen up inside the bag even. There's no way I can open it without it being obvious and I don't want to deal with customs if they decide to check me at the airport. I will try to remember to photograph it when I get home.

Edited by OmegaMountain, 13 March 2019 - 13:00.

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