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).

 

FORMAT

 

01:01—WWAWW

 

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

Eboya

 

19:33—Interview with Dan Z.

 

@zutodanieru

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

Joyful-2

Bungukan Kobayashi

Tomiya-Bungu

Kingdom Note

Tsutaya Ginza

Takashimaya Nihombashi

Itoya Motomachi

Ru-sa @ Amazon.co.jp

 

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 - Amazon.com

Montblanc Writers Edition Homer - Montblanc

Platinum Slip & Seal Mechanism - Platinum

 

1:19:44—Recommendations

 

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.