38 episodes

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

Tokyo Inklings CY and Jacob

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 79 Ratings

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

    This is a Jacob Pen

    This is a Jacob Pen

    CY and Jacob talk about affordable naginata grinds, Pikachu-themed boardroom pens, rebottled Sailor inks, Kickstarter funding goals, red polar bears, and creepy sushi mascots.


     


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rube Goldberg Filling System

    Rube Goldberg Filling System

    CY and Jacob try out a trendy new paper and discuss Drillog, the annual Pen Trading in Tokyo, and their thoughts on Platinum’s Kinshu and Sailor’s 110th-anniversary pen after trying both at Maruzen this week.


     


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Broadway Cats

    Broadway Cats

    CY, Jacob, and guests Akane, Alesa, and Khuê talk about glass pens, paper testing, tax-deductible dip pens, and cat influencers.


     


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    I Need an Airy Goat

    I Need an Airy Goat

    CY and Jacob debunk the latest Tomoe River rumors and talk about paper options, chubby pens, the latest Sailor products, and gray importers.


     


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Tomoe River is the New Toilet Paper

    Tomoe River is the New Toilet Paper

    CY and Jacob sort out what's going on with Tomoe River, discuss double standards in the pen community, and talk about the latest new product announcements.


     


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Greige is a Popular Women’s Hair Colour

    Greige is a Popular Women’s Hair Colour

    CY and Jacob talk about telescopic piston fillers, tax deductible pens, two new Platinum releases, and why they're passionate about fountain pens.


     


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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Memslott ,

Excellent!

There’s much to admire in this podcast. It is interesting to see the world of Japanese pens and stationery through the eyes of two genial experts. What is especially impressive is the balance between information, news, and new products: very hard to manage. A podcast not just driven by new products. Very welcome and consistently interesting. I always look forward. Thank you.

Silentlyfree ,

Down the rabbit hole

Alice followed a rabbit into wonderland. I followed CY down the fountain pen rabbit hole. My pockets are now considerably lighter but I have some sparkly fountain pens that bring me joy. But as with all hobbies, the joy is exponential when shared with a fellow enthusiast.

CY and Jacob have a way of putting you at ease as they give you a tour through Japan’s fountain pen scene. Their playful banter makes you feel as though you’re in the company of good friends, and their knowledge and expertise is invaluable to the fountain pen devotee. I cannot recommend their podcast enough!

Steve PHL ,

Thanks for the insights

Tokyo Inklings is a must-listen podcast for anyone interested in Japanese fountain pens and stationery. It used to be that US pen shows consisted of lots of old men and their smelly old Parker 51s. Now there seems to be a younger and more-diverse generation of pen geeks interested in more colorful pens -- this podcast is for them.

Two things I love about this podcast: 1. That Jacob and CY take the time to seek out other fountain pen artisans and purveyors and ask them smart questions on the behalf of their listeners. Their questions show deep respect for others in the community, and the insights are not something I could get anywhere else. 2. That Tokyo Inklings podcast breaks down the business side of fountain pens and stationery, making phone calls for business intelligence, or finding interpreting corporate reports for us. Again, nowhere else can we get this level of detail.

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