82 episodes

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

Tokyo Inklings CY and Jacob

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 110 Ratings

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

    They're All Snobs

    They're All Snobs

    CY and Jacob, joined by returning guests Khuê and Alesa, discuss spring pen fairs, stationery M&A news, earthquakes, and a new steel nib.
    This episode was recorded on March 3rd.
     
    Show notes with links and feedback form.
    Jingle by Audionautix.com (CC Attribution).

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Get Off My Lawn

    Get Off My Lawn

    CY, Jacob, along with returning guests Khuê and Alesa, reflect on the past year and make some predictions for 2024.
    Note: This episode was recorded early on January 1st, hours before the earthquake. All of us are OK, and we will talk about it in the next episode.
     
    Show notes with links and feedback form.
    Jingle by Audionautix.com (CC Attribution).

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Not My Podcast

    Not My Podcast

    CY, Jacob, and returning guests Khuê and Alesa talk about recent acquisitions, pen shows, Sailor saturation, and mystery vac fillers.
     
    Show notes with links and feedback form.
    Jingle by Audionautix.com (CC Attribution).

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Less Savage Than Bungujoshi

    Less Savage Than Bungujoshi

    CY, Jacob, and returning guests Khuê and Alesa talk about last month's pen shows, Pro Gear saturation, and distilled water.
     
    Show notes with links and feedback form.
    Jingle by Audionautix.com (CC Attribution).

    • 1 hr
    Across the North Pole

    Across the North Pole

    CY and Jacob talk about large and small Sailor nibs, long flights, retractable fountain pens, clicky keyboards, vermilion urushi, and owls.
     
    Show notes with links and feedback form.
    Jingle by Audionautix.com (CC Attribution).

    • 59 min
    Polypolypoly

    Polypolypoly

    CY and Jacob talk about turned acrylics, faceted barrels, price increases, counterfeit pens, and middle names.
     
    Show notes with links and feedback form.
    Jingle by Audionautix.com (CC Attribution).

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

cesspresso ,

Well considered and informative

I really enjoy the hosts banter, intuitive discussions, and knowledgeable insights. It’s really cool that a podcast can still paint a clear picture of the writing instruments discussed.

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 are very well informed on happenings in the business — from retail to manufacturing. They also share their own passions, whether it is inks or nibs or grinds. 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.

MMTK28 ,

Podcast Is Too Full of Itself

CY inserted himself into all of the BLM issues, from Japan, on Instagram and went so far as to publicly shame, in his Instagram Stories, members of the Instagram fountain pen community who had views differing from his regarding Covid. I do not respect that. Agree with him or not, his fountain pen Instagram should not have been the platform for these kinds of comments.

CY is elitist. The podcast is always much better when guests are on.

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Sword AF
Smosh
Fallout Lorecast - The Fallout Video Game & TV Lore Podcast
Robots Radio
Critical Role
Critical Role
The Big Three by Donut Media
Donut
Duck Call Room
Si Robertson & Justin Martin
ClutterBug - Organize, Clean and Transform your Home
Clutterbug

You Might Also Like

The Pen Addict
Relay FM
Fountain Pen and Stationery
Record of Hobbies
Gourmet Pens Club
Gourmet Pens Club
The Stationery Cafe
APRIL, PHYLLIS & KELLY
The Pentertainment Podcast
penboyroy
The Goulet Pencast
Brian Goulet