66 episodes

Two Tokyoites’ insider views on the Japanese fountain pen world!

Tokyo Inklings CY and Jacob

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 100 Ratings

Two Tokyoites’ insider views on the Japanese fountain pen world!

    Eyjafjallajökull

    Eyjafjallajökull

    CY and Jacob talk about differences between pen shows in US and Japan, Shishikura and Wagner pen news, how Sanzen intentionally tweaked Tomoegawa's paper formula, Icelandic volcanoes, and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    10 Things Scalpers Don’t Want You to Know

    10 Things Scalpers Don’t Want You to Know

    CY, Jacob, and guest Alesa talk about Itoya’s ink show, prison-made glass pens, unpopular opinions, and how to buy pens from Japan.

     

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Unlimited Limited Editions

    Unlimited Limited Editions

    CY and Jacob talk about glass pens made in prison, ink trends, Hachimonjiya's sparkly new Pro Gear, and Platinum's surprisingly popular new pen.

     

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    • 53 min
    The Spiciest Episode Yet

    The Spiciest Episode Yet

    CY, Jacob, and guests Khuê and Alesa discuss TWSBI's and Narwhal's joint statement, Plus's acquisition of Sailor, upcoming events, dip pens, and CY's spicy article about Wancher.

     

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Do It For The Bagels

    Do It For The Bagels

    CY and Jacob talk about Platinum's all-new nib, Sailor's upcoming price increases, a new store-exclusive Capless, Naniwa pen show, dip pens, and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    You Don’t Do This To Your Neighbour

    You Don’t Do This To Your Neighbour

    Frank from Narwhal Pens joins Jacob and CY to talk about in-house nibs, piston designs, upcoming products, and much more.

     

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Andrew in Honolulu ,

Very informative window on the world of Japanese fountain pens

I only recently found this podcast, but am quite enjoying catching up on the backlist with Fudefan and CY as they discuss the world of Fountain Pen enthusiasts in Japan. They are relaxed in delivery, but seem very well informed on happenings in the business — from retail to manufacturing. They also share their own passions, whether it is inks or nibs. I also appreciate that they consider ethical aspects of the hobby. They also seem to have fun — networking and reporting on pen shows. Highly recommend this fresh podcast.

Dr.RJS ,

Love this podcast

This is the perfect podcast for an introduction to Japan fountain pens, ink, stationery and Japanese related shows/fairs. Highly recommend prior to traveling to Japan or to learn more about the Japanese fountain pen community. Just love it.

Dulcinea14tx ,

So much knowledge and news!

This podcast is excellent! I need to take notes because the amount of information provided is immense. I am amazed at how knowledgeable these guys are about my newest obsession, fountain pens! One thing I would love to hear is where I should go when I travel to Japan next time. What stationary stores should I visit? Where can I find the best or most unique fountain pen and stationary experiences? I hear a lot of places mentioned, but a list of must sees or must dos would be perfect for future tourists! Thank you for all your hard work in sharing your knowledge!

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