Patterns of Edo at the 19th Fountain Pens of the World Fair
Between March 14th and 19th Nihombashi Mitsukoshi will be host to approximately 1,000 varieties of fine fountain pens for the 19th Fountain Pens of the World Fair.
As ever visitors can expect limited editions to the exhibition that you can't find anywhere else. This time we have drawn from our own location in Nihombashi as the centre of Edo, now Tokyo, for an exclusive line-up that draws on the popular patterns of the city in the Edo-era (1603 - 1868).
Elsewhere as usual you can find events and workshops that open up new ways to enjoy fountain pens, as well as unlock their potential to express the unique taste of the owner. So join us in finding the one that will join you and record your precious memories.
Timeless Edo Style
Taking the lead on Edo pattern themed line-up are pens exclusive to Nihombashi Mitsukoshi from some of the most well-respected names in the Japanese fountain pen world including Pilot, SAILOR, and PLATINUM, as well as smaller artisanal makers such as Nakaya and Eboya.
From Eboya's classic kagome hexagonal latticing engraved cap on a bamboo shaped body, to SAILOR's kanzemizu flowing water pattern picked out in silver on a gradated blue base, each design captures Edo in a contemporary vessel.
Also don't miss the debut of KEMMA a new brand seven years in the making that builds on the company's prior experience in optical components and applies it to a range of fountain pens made in their entirety, right to the nib, within northern Japan's Akita prefecture.
With some pens available only in single figure limited edition runs, don't miss out on this chance to own a piece of Japanese craftsmanship to be cherished.
*Please note that some items may not be available on your visit.
19th Fountain Pens of the World Fair
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Building 7F, Exhibition Space
March 14th - 19th, 2018