Category Archives: Collecting

The Pilot Fumi Raku

Found on a Weekday Lunch Hour  “Why aren’t these sold in the United States?”  I asked the older Japanese woman behind the pen and stationery counter in New York City’s midtown Kinokuniya bookstore.  I was holding a Pilot Fumi Raku ballpoint in … Continue reading

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The Pen Boat, or How I Paralyzed This Blog But Have Lived to Tell About It

A restart. Perhaps I intimidated myself by resolving to write about my collection by the order in which I acquired each pen.  That required me, in the first place, to remember that order.  The person I think I am requires … Continue reading

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