Usagiya

Review: Sailor Usagiya 2017 LE Touka

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I must confess—I purchased Touka for admiration purposes only. Touka’s pearl pink shine is alluring in a way that I cannot refuse, even if it meant instant noodles for the remainder of the month. The rose gold plating in the metal parts also add an extra layer of softness. The 14k nib offers a slightly firmer hand which suits my heavy-handedness. (Not that I will be using this at work.)

Specifications

桃花 – touka –
Peach Blossom
Limited to 160
Year: November 3rd, 2017
Price: 16,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Size: Ø 17 × 124 mm
Metal part: pink gold plating finish
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin / pearl pink
Other parts: PMMA resin / white

See a list of all Usagiya LE pens over here.

Where to buy?

Usagiya is located in the Okayama prefecture, and as far as I know, they do not accept mail orders. Unless you hire an agent who can go into the stores to buy it for you, your second best bet would be Yahoo! Auctions. However, waiting for it to show up might take a very long while.

Similar-ish Pens

 

(Sold out) Sailor Hougado Pro Gear Slim SAKURASailor Pentonote Pro Gear Realo Yuki no Shita De, Sailor Usagiya Pro Gear Hanakasumi.

 

(Still available) Sailor Lecoule Collection Fountain Pen Rose QuartzSailor Shikiori Hisakata Fountain Pen Pink SakuraSailor Shikiori Tsukuyo-no-Minamo Fountain Pen Pink Yozakura.

I hope that this was a satisfactory review… Still trying to figure how to go about doing this.

Until next time!

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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.

Usagiya Limited Edition Sailor Fountain Pens

Usagiya (うさぎや) is a stationary retail chain located in Okayama prefecture. Usagiya had produced many popular LE Sailor fountain pens over the years, and they were often sold out within days. Buying from Usagiya as a foreigner is quite tough, as they do not support English, nor do they ship overseas. On top of that, Usagiya operates with a real-name system in order to reduce the amount of LE pens each person can buy, and they do not accept orders made over the phone. The best way of buying from Usagiya is to find a deputy service who lives in Okayama, or is willing to travel there. They also sometimes sell the LE pens on their Rakuten online store. See below for a list of LE Sailor fountain pens Usagiya had released as of October 30th, 2018.


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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
Separate blog post about the pen here.

sailor LE fountain pen - bisei ginga
美星銀河 – bisei ginga –
Galaxy of Beautiful Stars
Limited to 50
Year: May 3rd, 2018
Price: 29,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Size: Ø 18 × 129 mm
Metal Parts: Nickel chrome plating finish
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin / Clear violet with lame
Other parts: PMMA resin / polarized pearl navy

sailor LE fountain pen - shiratsuji
白藤 – shirafuji –
White Wisteria
Limited to 180
Year: May 3rd, 2018
Price: 16,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Size: Ø 17 × 124 mm
Metal part: rose gold plating finish
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin / pearl clear violet
Other parts: PMMA resin / white

sailor LE fountain pen - shinku
深紅 – shinku –
Crimson
Limited to 140
Year: November 3rd, 2017
Price: 16,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Size: Ø 17 × 124 mm
Metal part: Nickel chrome plating finish
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin / polarized pearl red

sailor LE fountain pen - touka
桃花 – touka –
Peach Blossom
Limited to 160
Year: November 3rd, 2017
Price: 16,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Size: Ø 17 × 124 mm
Metal part: pink gold plating finish
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin / pearl pink
Other parts: PMMA resin / white

sailor LE fountain pen - mizuki
瑞木 – mizuki –
Corylopsis
Limited to 120
Year: October 29th, 2016
Price: 20,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, Z, MS
Keynote: professional gear slim
Size: Ø 17 × 124 mm
Metal part: pink gold plating finish
Cap: PMMA resin / green
Barrel: PMMA resin / white
Other parts: PMMA resin / clear green

sailor LE fountain pen - kouya
輝夜 – kouya –

Glowing Night
Limited to 120
Year: October 29th, 2016
Price: 15,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, Z, MS
Model: professional gear slim
Size: Ø 17 × 124 mm
Metal part: IP gold
Barrel: PMMA resin / Ivory lame
Other parts: PMMA resin / black

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温羅伝説 – uradensetsu –

Myth of the Ura Ogre
Limited to 66 (numbered)
Year: 2016
Price: 40,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, Z, MS
Model: Profit FL (For Lawyer)
Size: Ø18 × 129 mm
Metal part: black IP finish
Cap / Barrel: AS resin / matte blanc rouge
Section: brass / black IP finish
* This pen comes in a set, along with the original ink “Ogre of Ogin Castle” (鬼ノ城の赤鬼), and a converter.

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牛窓波光 – ushimadohakou –

Ushimado Waving Lights
Limited to 100
Year: October 2015
Price: 20,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, MS
Keynote: professional gear slim
Size: Ø 17 × 124 mm
Metal part: Nickel chrome plating finish
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin / printing Makie
Other parts: PMMA resin

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烏城月華 – ujougekka –

Okayama Castle Moonlight
Limited to 100
Year: October 2015
Price: 15,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M, MS
Model: Professional gear slim
Size: Ø 17 × 124 mm
Metal part: Nickel chrome plating finish
Other parts: PMMA resin

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蒼天 – souten –

Blue Sky
Year: March 2015
Price: 27,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M
Model: Professional gear
Size: Ø18 × 129 mm
Metal part: Nickel chrome plating finish
Other parts: PMMA resin

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花霞 – hanagasumi –

Flower Haze
Year: March 2015
Price: 19,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: EF, F, MF, M
Model: Professional gear slim
Size: Ø 17.5 × 124 mm
Metal part: pink gold plating finish
Other parts: PMMA resin

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リュミエール/光

Lumiere
Year: December 2013
Price: 33,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: F, MF, M
Model: Professional gear
Size: Ø18 × 129 mm
Metal part: black IP finish
Other parts: PMMA resin

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アビス/深海

Abysse
Year: December 2013
Price: 27,000 yen (excluding tax)
Nib: F, MF, M
Model: Professional gear slim
Size: Ø 15.6 x 132.4 mm
Metal part: Nickel chrome plating finish
Other parts: Acrylic resin