Limited Edition

Sky Ocean—Newest release from KA-KU

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KA-KU大阪オリジナル万年筆『スカイオーシャン』
Sky Ocean
Price: ¥16,200 including tax
Release date: February 21st, 2019 (Thursday)
Limited to 88
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.

KA-KU is a stationary chain located in southern Japan. There are locations in Fukuoka, Nara, and Osaka. KA-KU means “to write” in Japanese. See here for a list of other KA-KU LE Sailor pens.

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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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“Nonble Ice Blue” and “Nonble Night Blue”—Newest from NBC

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NBCオリジナル万年筆『NONBLE アイスブルー』『NONBLE ナイトブルー』 

Kinokuniya NBC “NONBLE” Fountain Pens—”Ice Blue” “Night Blue”
Limited to 100 each
Release date: December 7, 2018 (Friday)
Price: ¥ 19,440 (including tax)
Nib type: 14 gold, medium size
Nib plating: Ice Blue—No plating, Night Blue—Rhodium plating
Nib size: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin in clear light blue/clear white/clear navy
Cap decoration: PMMA resin in black, original logo
Metal parts: Gold plating/nickel chrome plating finish
Body size: φ17 x 124 mm
Pen tip features an original design.

NBC is a subsidiary of Kinokuniya Books. More photos here and here.

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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George’s Latte—Newest LE from Usagiya

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ジョルジュラパン オリジナル万年筆『ジョルジュラテ』
Georges Lapin “Georges Latte”
Limited to 130
Release date: October 30th, 2018 (Tue)
Price: ¥20,520 (including tax)
Nib type: 14 gold, medium size
Nib size: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin in brown with lame / clear ivory
Cap decoration: PMMA resin in black, original logo
Metal parts: Gold plated finish
Body size: φ17 x 124 mm

Georges Lapin is a cafe operated by Usagiya. The logo is an original design—ears on the letter “g” as a reference to the cafe’s name. Usagiya products are only available through their store or sometimes their Rakuten online store. See the rest of the Usagiya limited editions here.

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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