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Thanks for the link to the Murakami documentary, Kota.

 

I'm familiar with Alan Yentob's work in the Imagine series...but somehow, this one has passed me by. I'll watch it later, when my chores are done, and I can relax.

 

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Malcolm, would you recommend the film Norwegian Wood? I've not yet seen it. I agree, we need a Japanese cinema and literature thread. Kota, can't wait to watch that documentary. Thanks again!

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I bought my dad the English edition of the Hobonichi Techo, which just came out in English this year.

 

Sadly, he didn't seem to like it. My wife didn't know I had gotten it, and her comment later was, "well yeah, because it's for people who WRITE TINY". But anyway, maybe this would have been a better choice.... if for no other reason than the size.

"One always looking for flaws leaves too little time for construction" ...

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I bought my dad the English edition of the Hobonichi Techo, which just came out in English this year.

 

Sadly, he didn't seem to like it. My wife didn't know I had gotten it, and her comment later was, "well yeah, because it's for people who WRITE TINY". But anyway, maybe this would have been a better choice.... if for no other reason than the size.

 

Hobonichi-Techo is the bestselling diary ever in Japan. We Japanese call the English edition Hobonichi-Planner. It's tiny, however, the paper is very friendly for fountain pens because Tomoe-River is used for it. Now, four types of Hobonichi-Techo are available. Original, Weeks, Cousin (A5) and the English edition (same size as Original). I like Cousin the best of all because of the bigger size. :)

 

 

 

Hobonichi-Techo : website

http://www.1101.com/store/techo/2014/lineup/

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Malcolm, would you recommend the film Norwegian Wood? I've not yet seen it. I agree, we need a Japanese cinema and literature thread. Kota, can't wait to watch that documentary. Thanks again!

 

Yes, I would, betweenthelens. But watch it as a film in its own right, and not as a film of the book. I mean, there's no way possible to capture Norwegian Wood (or any of Murakami's novels, for that matter) in a 133 minute movie.

 

Is there?

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Hi Kota...just wondering, do you have a favourite pen? A favourite ink?

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No, Malcolm. There is no way unless Murakami himself directed the film. Now, that would be something. Still, I will watch it. It's in my Netflix queue and I look forward to seeing it. Thanks!

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Hi Kota...just wondering, do you have a favourite pen? A favourite ink?

 

Good question! I do like Sailor fountain pens and I've been researching them for a long time in Japan. Please take a look at the video below. They're my favorite pens and inks. :)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw-Na4VZXBw

 

・Sailor Profit Standard MF Nib

・Sailor Profit Standard Zoom Nib

・Sailor Profit Standard Music Nib

・Sailor Professional Gear M Nib

・Sailor Profit21 1911 Large M Nib

・Sailor Professional Gear B Nib

・Sailor Profit21 1911 Large B Nib

・Sailor Profit21 1911 Naginata-Togi B Nib

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I just can't imagine anything doing justice to Murakami's works. He's absolutely brilliant. My very favorite book of his is Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

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I just can't imagine anything doing justice to Murakami's works. He's absolutely brilliant. My very favorite book of his is Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

 

Yeah, his literary expression is sooooo sensitive and brilliant!

...Nobody in the world can do justice to Murakami's works but himself. :)

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Good question! I do like Sailor fountain pens and I've been researching them for a long time in Japan. Please take a look at the video below. They're my favorite pens and inks. :)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw-Na4VZXBw

 

・Sailor Profit Standard MF Nib

・Sailor Profit Standard Zoom Nib

・Sailor Profit Standard Music Nib

・Sailor Professional Gear M Nib

・Sailor Profit21 1911 Large M Nib

・Sailor Professional Gear B Nib

・Sailor Profit21 1911 Large B Nib

・Sailor Profit21 1911 Naginata-Togi B Nib

 

That is a VERY nice collection of Sailors, and their nibs. Some nice inks, too. I notice that you have trended more towards the broader spectrum of nibs.

 

I have only two Sailors, both have nibs marked NM, and I like them very much. :thumbup:

Remember kids...always shop within your means.   

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I just can't imagine anything doing justice to Murakami's works. He's absolutely brilliant. My very favorite book of his is Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

 

Hard-Boiled Wonderland...that was my very first Murakami! Needless to say, I was hooked.

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Yeah, his literary expression is sooooo sensitive and brilliant!

...Nobody in the world can do justice to Murakami's works but himself. :)

 

Absolutely...this is why I think that the Norwegian Wood film, needs to be watched as something outside of the world created by Murakami.

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I've ever tried to use many kinds of fountain pens since 2001, for example, Montblanc, Pelikan, Lamy, Parker, Sheaffer, Aurora, Stipula, Delta, Visconti, Pilot, Platinum and so on... however, what I feel smooth and comfortable the best is "Sailor"! To say the least of it, Sailor is one of the most reliable fountain pen makers in the world, I believe. :)

 

 

 

- My favorite stationery (I always carry them around.) -

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkttvu5xQDQ

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