5 episodes

CY from @tokyostationpens and Esther from @esthermolinart get together to bring you fun content on stationery in Japan and beyond!

From Our Desk to Yours CY & Esther

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

CY from @tokyostationpens and Esther from @esthermolinart get together to bring you fun content on stationery in Japan and beyond!

    The Temptation to Erase

    The Temptation to Erase

    CY: IG @tokyostationpens
    TikTok: tokyostationpens
    https://tokyostationpens.com/
    Esther: IG @esthermolinart
    IG @wanderlustbytsl
    https://wanderlustbytsl.com/
    Japanese for Stationery Lovers: 消しゴム keshigomu (eraser)
    Nerikeshi (kneadable eraser)
    Stationery Events in Japan: Kamihaku in Asakusa, Tokyo
    https://kamihaku.jp/202303tokyo/
    Hosted by Tegamisha @tegamisha
    Some artists participating at Tegamisha: 
    Eric Small Things @eric_smallthings
    Masao Takahata @takahatakun
    WHOSMiNG @whosming
    shunshun @shunshunten
    Bungujoshi Haku  https://bungujoshi.com/
    TAG Stationery https://store.tagstationery.jp/en
    Mitsukoshi Stationery Fair at Nihonbashi, Tokyo
    Hosted by Stationery Station @stasstationerystation
    Some artists participating at the Mitsukoshi Stationery Fair: 
    Alisa & Akamegane @alisa.akamegane
    Glass Pens Clarto @clarto102
    Dip Pen Drillog @drillog_japan
    Sailor Ink Koubo
    The Nib Shaper @thenibshaper
    Yamamoto Papers @yamamoto_paper
    Lauretts
    Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro x The Superior Labor
    Event at Nakameguro
    Shops, brands & products: Traveler’s Company
    The Superior Labor
    T.S.L Kurashiki
    Hobonichi
    Wanderlust by T.S.L
    Kutsuwa Magnetic Erasers
    Uniball Mini
    Pilot Kakuno
    Mentions: Makoto Kawai: @nap_village
    Miho san: @_miho_hashimoto_
    Iijima san: @atsuhiko_iijima
    Khuê: @miraikat

    • 1 hr
    A Date With Yourself

    A Date With Yourself

    CY: IG @tokyostationpens
    TikTok: tokyostationpens
    https://tokyostationpens.com/
    Esther: IG @esthermolinart
    IG @wanderlustbytsl
    https://wanderlustbytsl.com/
    Japanese for stationery lovers: 文房具 bunbougu : stationery
    ブングボックス Bungubox : The Stationery Box https://bungubox.shop/en
    文具女子博 Bungujoshihaku : Stationery Women’s Expo https://bungujoshi.com/
    文具店 Bunguten : Stationery shop
    文房具屋 Bunbouguya : Stationery shop
    Shops, brands & products: Nap Village : https://goo.gl/maps/CyCVUotKwjRoCitMA
    The Superior Labor : @the_superiorlabor
    T.S.L Kurashiki : @t.s.l_store
    Aun Glass Studio : @auneda
    California Pen Show : https://capenshow.com/
    Comicon : https://www.comic-con.org/
    Sailor : https://sailor.co.jp/
    The Superior Labor Mission case : https://wanderlustbytsl.com/products/mission-case
    Clear files for stickers : https://www.cutethingsfromjapan.com/collections/storage-1/products/light-blue-sticker-sheets-folder
    Hobonichi : https://www.1101.com/store/techo/en/
    Traveler’s Notebook : https://www.travelers-company.com/
    A bit about fountain pens : Nib : A nib is the part of a quill, dip pen, fountain pen, ball point or stylus which comes into contact with the writing surface in order to deposit ink.
    Tipping : Nib tipping is the surface area or actual portion of the fountain pen nib that makes contact with paper. It is also the portion of the nib used for writing.
    Italic nib : Very good for broad edge calligraphy
     
    Mentions: Ame: @ameruu
    Makoto Kawai: @nap_village
    Yoshimi Kawai: @beechhoverpinard
    Taku: @taku_writerdream.4810
    Khuê: @miraikat
    April: @penguinscreative
    Akane: @akanenoplan
    CY’s fountain pen podcast: @tokyoinklings
     
    Others: “kanpoyaku”: natural medicine, herbs medicine, Chinese medicine
    “Ojisan”: old man, uncle

    • 58 min
    Art Builds Culture

    Art Builds Culture

    CY: IG @tokyostationpens
    TikTok: tokyostationpens
    Esther: IG @esthermolinart
    IG @wanderlustbytsl
    https://wanderlustbytsl.com/
    Japanese for stationery lovers 紙kami : paper
    手紙tegami : letter
    手 te : hand
    The kanji for god is 神 and it reads “kami”, the same sound as paper.
    - Tegamisha: https://tegamisha.com/
    - Kamihaku: https://kamihaku.jp/2022-2023/
    MD 15 Anniversary event at Spiral, Omotesando https://md.midori-japan.co.jp/15th/en/
    Midori MD paper: https://md.midori-japan.co.jp/en/products/mdnote/
    Some of the artists that illustrated the covers:
    Shunshun: https://md.midori-japan.co.jp/15th/en/products/collaboration/shunshun/
    Walnut: https://md.midori-japan.co.jp/15th/en/products/collaboration/walnut/
    Mateusz: https://md.midori-japan.co.jp/15th/en/products/collaboration/mateusz-
    urbanowicz/
    Shops, brands & products: Hobonichi: https://www.1101.com/store/techo/en/
    Plotter: https://www.plotter-japan.com/
    The Superior Labor: https://nap-dog.com/en
    TSL A5 zip organizers: https://wanderlustbytsl.com/search?q=a5+zip+organizer&options%5Bprefix%5D=last
    Arts and Science: https://online.arts-science.com/
    Mind Wave: https://www.mindwave-store.com/
    Daiso: https://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/en/
    Minne: https://minne.com/
    Creema: https://www.creema.jp/
    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/
    Mentions: Akane: IG @akanenoplan
    Khuê: IG @miraicat
    Jacob: IG @fudefan
    Ayako: https://www.cutethingsfromjapan.com/
    Mizutama: IG @mizutamahanko
    Eric Small Things: IG @eric_smallthings
     
    Opening and ending jingle is Chi Town Funk by Mr Smith from FMA, licensed under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) and shortened by CY to fit the beginning and the end with fade out and fade in.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Notion is a Filofax and Zoom is a Café Meet

    Notion is a Filofax and Zoom is a Café Meet

    CY: IG @tokyostationpens
    TikTok: tokyostationpens
    Esther: IG @esthermolinart
    Shops & Brands: The Superior Labor: https://nap-dog.com/en
    Wanderlust by T.S.L: https://wanderlustbytsl.com/
    IG @wanderlustbytsl
    Tokyo Station Pens: https://tokyostationpens.com/
    MT Masking Tape: https://www.masking-tape.jp/en/sp/
    Classiky: https://www.classiky.co.jp/index.html
    Traveler’s Factory: https://www.travelers-factory.com/
    City Super: https://www.citysuper.com.hk/en/
    Manual Factory: https://logon.com.hk/collections/manual-factory-1
    Manual Factory Bear: https://logon.com.hk/collections/manual-factory-1/products/log-on-maunal-factory-bear-with-twistable-skeleton
    Sailor: https://en.sailor.co.jp/
    Productivity Tools: Stationery
    Notion: https://www.notion.so/
    Miro: https://miro.com/
    Zoom: https://zoom.us/
    Mentions: Makoto Kawai (TSL): Owner and designer of The Superior Labor
    IG @nap_village
    Patrick (Manual Factory, CitySuper): Manager for Marketing and concept and merchandising at CitySuper
    IG @patrickng
    Atsuhiko Iijima san (TNC): He designed Traveler’s Notebook and is the Manager of Traveler’s Notebook Company.
    IG @atsuhiko_iijima
    Others: Reddit Fountain Pens: https://www.reddit.com/r/fountainpens/
    Buzón de Radio Japón (Spanish): https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/es/radio/listener/
    Esther’s first TSL purchase: https://youtu.be/Vy50o0PvT9k
    Learn a little bit of Japanese culture with us: Kurashiki: A beautiful historical town in Okayama
     
    Opening and ending jingle is Chi Town Funk by Mr Smith from FMA, licensed under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) and shortened by CY to fit the beginning and the end with fade out and fade in.

    • 56 min
    Stationery is a Lifestyle

    Stationery is a Lifestyle

    CY: IG @tokyostationpens
    TikTok: tokyostationpens
    Esther: IG @esthermolinart
    Shops: TokyuHands: https://hands.net/
    Loft: https://www.loft.co.jp/
    Itoya: https://www.ito-ya.co.jp/
    Traveler’s Factory: https://www.travelers-factory.com/
    Cute Things From Japan: https://www.cutethingsfromjapan.com/
    Pinkoi: https://en.pinkoi.com/
    Okamotoya: https://www.okamotoya.com/
    Ancora: https://www.ancora-shop.jp/
    EuroBox: https://euro-box.com/
    Usagiya: https://www.8989usagiya.co.jp/
    INK: http://net-de-ink.com/index.html
    PaperTree: https://www.papertree.jp/
    Bungu no aru kurashi: https://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/bungunoarukurashi/
    Tobichi Store: https://www.1101.com/tobichi/tokyo/index.html
    Brands: Traveler’s Notebook: https://www.travelers-company.com/
    Kokuyo: https://www.kokuyo.co.jp/
    Furukawa paper: https://www.furukawashiko-online.shop/
    Plotter: https://www.plotter-japan.com/
    Hobonichi: https://www.1101.com/store/techo/en/
    Arts&Science: https://arts-science.com/en/
    Canon Inspic: https://cweb.canon.jp/inspic/special/
    Polaroid: https://www.polaroid.com/
    Nolty: https://nolty.jp/
    Midori Hibino: https://www.midori-store.net/SHOP/5292/192542/list.html
    Kuretake: https://www.kuretake.co.jp/
    Pentel: https://www.pentel.co.jp/
    Movies: The Love Letter (1998): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140340/
    Cape No. 7 (2008): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1267160/
    Mentions: @miraikat
    @sci.wri
    @akanenoplan
    Learn a little bit of Japanese culture with us: Sharpen: Mechanical pencil
    Noren: Short curtains
    Genkan: Foyer space at the entrance of the house or apartment
    Ajisai: Hydrangea flower
    Mendokusai: Tedious, pain in the butt
    Momotaro: Famous fairy tale of a child who was born from a peach
    Nengajo: New Year Greeting cards
    Fudepen: A brush that has a built-in cartridge with ink
     
    Opening and ending jingle is Chi Town Funk by Mr Smith from FMA, licensed under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) and shortened by CY to fit the beginning and the end with fade out and fade in.
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Andrew in Honolulu ,

A present from their desk

I’m already a big fan of CY on @TokyoInklings on Fountain Pens, so I had high expectations for this new podcast on stationery. He and Esther have the same natural rapport, enthusiasm, and knowledge about Japanese stationery goods. Being transnationals, they also position stationery so it can be understood in a comparative and enjoyable fashion… which makes me even more excited to browse Itoya or Tokyu Hands again soon. This show even got me journaling today. Not a bad way to start the new year. I look forward to more episodes.

Silentlyfree ,

For all the Stationery Addicts out there!

I really love listening to Tokyo Inklings, so when I heard CY was hosting a stationery podcast with Esther I was so excited! An insider glimpse of the stationery world in Japan? Yes please! Can’t wait for all the episodes to come!

meejasaurusrex ,

Lovely look at Japanese stationery

CY and Esther talk about their introductions to Japanese stationery and their favorite local (and not so local) shops - it’s a great listen to two friends talking about pens, paper, desk accessories, and more. I got a great deal of vicarious enjoyment from the episode and can’t wait to see what else they cover!

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