The Nib Section

40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition)

March 29, 2019

The long-awaited Tokyo trip episode (part 1)! Sharyn and Leo attended the Maruzen Penfair and met many interesting people. The itinerary was grueling, but the stories they came back with were totally worth it.


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The hosts were Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Leo (@inquisitivequill).






Leo: Pilot Custom 823 FA

Sharyn: Pilot Decimo Light Violet w/ Iroshizuku Asa-gao

Dan Z: Bungubox x Franklin Christoph Model 45 Ice Blue

Photos on FB


01:47—Maruzen Penfair 2019


Maruzen 150th Anniversary LE products - Maruzen

Maruzen Athena the Pen - TNS on Facebook

Maruzen's 150th anniversary Athena pen - fude fan

150 Years of Maruzen - Crónicas Estilográficas

Sharyn’s sneaky photos of the new Pilot Decimos - TNS on Facebook

Euro Box

ōhashi dō fountain pens - Neverending Everywhere



19:33—Interview with Dan Z.



Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki - Mountain of Ink

Pen & Message Cigar - The Pen Addict

Review of Graphilo Paper - FPN

GLP Creations The Author Notebook

Montblanc Elixir Parfumeur, Wood & Tobacco scented ink - Montblanc

Montblanc James Purdey & Sons, Single Malt Scented Ink - Montblanc

Robert Oster Burned Orange - JetPens

Franklin Christoph x Bungubox 45L Blue Ice - @bunguboxkaoru

Franklin Christoph x Fook Hing Trading 66 Stabilis Arctic Ice Blue - @fookhingtradingco


Bungukan Kobayashi


Kingdom Note

Tsutaya Ginza

Takashimaya Nihombashi

Itoya Motomachi

Ru-sa @


40:08—Maruzen Penfair 2019 continued


Maruzen Pen Fair Inks from last 10 years - TNS on Facebook

Maruzen Athena Nihombashi 1870 (Maruzen Penfair 2019 LE) - @fudefan


48:10—Mitsukoshi International Fountain Pen Day


Platinum x Mitsukoshi 3776 “Kanzemizu” Limited Edition from 2018 - TNS on Facebook

Nakaya x Mitsukoshi Cigar Portable “Bamboo” - TNS on Facebook

Pilot x Mitsukoshi Decimo 2019 LEs - TNS on Facebook

Pilot x Mitsukoshi Decimo 2018 LEs - TNS on Facebook

Pilot 2019 Japan Special Edition Decimos - TNS on Facebook


54:44—Other cool stuff


Bokumondoh (@bokumondoh)

Newton Pens (@newtonpens)

Bokumondoh aftermarket raden on Franklin Christoph Model 33 and Newton Pens Prospector - TNS on Facebook

More aftermarket raden/urushi pens from Bokumondoh - TNS on Facebook

Pilot VP Raden Minamo - The Pen Addict

PenBBS 380 (“Not-a-Pod Twist”) - TNS on Facebook

Nakaya Decapod Twist vs PenBBS 380 - Hand Over That Pen

Dan Hoizner (@dandon375)

Stylo Art (@styloart.karuizawa)

Ya-Ching Style (@yachingstyle)

Shumi no bungu bako (Stationery Hobby Box) - Scriblets

Fountain Pens of Japan, Andreas Lambrou and Masamichi Sunami -

Montblanc Writers Edition Homer - Montblanc

Platinum Slip & Seal Mechanism - Platinum




Japan-exclusive Häagen-Dazs ice-cream

Crab Fried Rice from Kani chahan no mise (Osaka)


1:22:19—Thanks and Credits


Producers: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai, Leo Fok.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Special thanks to: Dan Z.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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