Seattle day 1 haul, or why Kinokuniya is like a crack den

I’m in Seattle. Seattle is a major city with a substantial Japanese population. Japanese people are serious about their writing supplies. So when my buddy who lives in the International District took me for drinks this evening, you know damn well we made a little stop on the way to the bar. So, this happened:

You’re looking at the Tombow La-Kea Recycled Pencil (HB/B/2B), Mitsubishi Uni-Star (HB/B/2B), Tombow 2558 (HB/B), Mono Plastic Eraser, Rabbit ECOfeel Eraser, Kutsuwa STAD adjustable manual sharpener, Ooly Mighty Sharpener, and the Apica CG54 grid notebook. All that and I still had my eye out for more finds on the walk back to my hotel…

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2 thoughts on “Seattle day 1 haul, or why Kinokuniya is like a crack den

  1. Josh Haney May 8, 2019 / 9:51 pm

    That place is both wonderful and dangerous to my wallet! So much great stationary, and so much you couldn’t hope to see without either a passport.

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  2. PubliusII May 20, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    In some places, Kinokuniya’s stationery is sold through some sort of deal with another company called Maido. But in any case, if you ever get to Japan…. even the department stores (Mitsukoshi, Isetan, Sobo) have terrific selections. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_stores_in_Japan

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