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Kingdom Note: Kyoyasai (Kyoto Vegetables)

Kingdom Note is a store in Tokyo which specializes in the buying and selling of writing utensils, as well as repair services. The Kyoyasai Collection is a joint venture by Kingdom Note and Sailor. It is inspired by vegetables from the Kyoto area. The series was originally released in 2016-2017, with six different colours. In early 2018, Kingdom Note announced the plan to re-released the original six colours, with an additional four new colours. See the re-release schedule here.

This post is incomplete—there are two more colours, yet to be released. Post last updated on March 9th, 2019.


Kingdom_Note_kyoyasai_lp_01Kingdom Note × Sailor “Kyoto Vegetables” 1st Edition <Summer>

Kingdom_Note_160925_akiyasai_01Kingdom Note × Sailor “Kyoto Vegetables” 2nd Edition <Autumn>

Kingdom_Note_fuyuyasai_LP_01Kingdom Note × Sailor “Kyoto Vegetables” 3rd Edition <Winter>

Kingdom_Note_haruyasai_LP_01Kingdom Note × Sailor “Kyoto Vegetables” 4th Edition <Spring>

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Kingdom Note: The Tale of Genji Series

Kingdom Note is a store in Tokyo which specializes in the buying and selling of writing utensils, as well as repair services. This collection is inspired by seven female characters from The Tale of Genji. Post last updated on November 11th, 2018.


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SAILOR セーラー 万年筆 キングダムノート別注 源氏物語シリーズ 第一弾 玉鬘(たまかずら)
Tamakazura “Jeweled Chaplet”
Inks: 山吹の細長、瑠璃君
Price: ¥42,120 including tax
Release date: April 2017
Material: Resin
Nib: 21k gold
Size: 150mm × 16mm (not including the clip)
Weight: 21g
Character Description: Tamakazura – A daughter of Tō No Chūjō and a lady called Yugao, who was later a concubine of Genji. Tamakazura is adopted by Genji. She wants to meet her real father, who doesn’t know she is still alive. Genji forms a salon for her admirers. He takes pleasure in watching young men compete for Tamakazura’s favor. Her brothers, sons of Tō No Chūjō, are involved, not knowing that she is their sister. Genji himself flirts with her, just to see her reaction. Later, she and Tō No Chūjō meet again by the courtesy of Genji. Genji plans to marry her well, but she is raped by a middle-aged courtier and becomes his wife instead. (Wikpedia)

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BUNGUBOX LIMITED EDITION FOUNTAIN PENS

Bungubox is a stationary store located in Shizuoka which opened in 2012. See below for a list of LE Sailor fountain pens KA-KU had released/announced as of August 18th, 2018. (Note: This list is possibly not complete.)

Bungubox Original Fountain Pen History


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幸せの黄色い万年筆—Yellow Fountain Pen of Happiness
Brand: Sailor
Date: April 2010
Type: Profit Standard
Limited to 30
The cap ring says “I wish you a lot of happiness”.

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KA-KU LIMITED EDITION SAILOR FOUNTAIN PENS

KA-KU is a stationary chain located in southern Japan. There are locations in Fukuoka, Nara, and Osaka. (The Fukuoka store opened in 2016, and is in a standalone store, while the Nara store is located in a department store.) KA-KU means “to write” in Japanese. See below for a list of LE Sailor fountain pens KA-KU had released/announced as of March 9th, 2019. (Note: This list is possibly not complete.)


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KA-KU福岡オリジナル万年筆『ヘブンリーブルー』
Heavenly Blue
Price: ¥16,200 including tax
Release date: December 23rd, 2016 (Friday)
Limited to 100
Nib: 14k gold, medium size
Nib finish: rhodium plate
Nib sizes: EF, F, MF, M, B
Body size φ17.5 x 135 mm
Metal parts are done in a nickel chrome plating finish.

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SAPPLI LIMITED EDITION SAILOR FOUNTAIN PENS

Sappli. is a stationary store located in Fukuoka prefecture. They have been releasing an astronomy themed pen each summer since 2016. See below for a list of LE Sailor fountain pens Sappli had released/announced as of August 14th, 2018.

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小倉燦炎‐こくらさんえん‐
Kokura Sanen – Sun
Price: ¥ 32,400 (including tax)
Release date: Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Limited number: 50 pcs
Nib type: 21k gold, large size
Nib finish: two-tone
Nib size: EF, F, MF, M, B
Metal parts: Gold plated finish, original engraved on band “SINCE 2012 SAPPLI.”
Body size: φ18 x 129 mm (including the clip)
Body weight: 21.6 g
Can be used with a cartridge or a converter. Comes with two black ink cartridges, manual, warranty.

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Sailor Cocktail Series

The Cocktail Series (カクテルシリーズ) is a vibrant collection of fountain pens by Sailor, modelled after various alcoholic beverages. Sailor releases a new colour each year. The pens usually have a limit of 300 or less before 2017. In 2017, the Apres Ski had a limit of 800, while Tequila Sunrise from 2018 has a limit of 1000. The increase in availability demonstrates the extend of the series’ popularity. You can find the new releases for sale online at Nagasawa or Mitadepa. You may past releases on Kingdom Note or Yahoo! Auctions from time-to-time. A deputy service or a kind friend who lives in Japan is required if you wish to purchase these pens through the above vendors. You may find them on Ebay as well, but the pricing is often less competitive than Japanese vendors, even with the additional cost of a deputy service.

See below for a list of LE Cocktail series fountain pens Sailor had released as of August 25th, 2018.

Edited on September 25th, 2018—Thanks to correction by ZChen (@zchen999)


#1 2011 Asian Way – Profit 21
Asian Way Sailor 21 Profit

#2 2012 Mojito – Pro Gear 21k
Sailor LE Cocktail Series #2 2012 Mojito

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