Sunday, February 24, 2013

More Shops in Tokyo Area

I have just updated the list of shops –and the map with their locations— where to find fountain pens in Tokyo area. There are four new shops and one that went out of business.

That was the case of Asahi Shokai in Ameyoko market. Therefore, there are only fou shops in this street market offering fountain pens.

However, not far from Ameyoko, I have included Takeya General Discount Store. This is a big complex where you could find almost anything, and it also has a small stationery department. The selection of pens and inks is not big, although includes products by, at least, Lamy, Montblanc, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot, Platinum, Sailor. The prices are 30% and more below the MSRP.

8. Takeya (http://www.takeya.co.jp/english/index.html)
4-33-2 Taito
Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3835-7777
Opening hours: Mo-Su: 10:00-20:30
Location map.


On the other side of the Yamanote line, we can find Tsutaya at Daikanyama T-Site. On one hand, Tsutaya is a big chain shop of bookstores, stationeries, and, more importantly, video and music rental. On the other, Daikanyama T-Site is a very pleasant shopping complex, designed by Klein Dytham Arquitecture, in the ward of Shibuya, just one station away from its well-known crossing, along the Tokyu-Toyoko line.

The Tsutaya branch at Daikanyama T-Site has a very beautiful section of upscale writing tools. Prices, though, are MSRP. Might this not be a place to buy, but it is indeed a place to visit and enjoy. The coffee is, unfortunately, subpar.

20. Tsutaya at Daikanyama T-Site (http://tsite.jp/daikanyama/store-service/tsutaya.html)
17-5 Sagurakucho
Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0033
Phone: 03-3770-2525
Opening hours: Mo-Su: 7:00-2:00 (yes, from 7 AM to 2 AM).
Location map.


About 25 kilometers to the West of Shinjuku we find the city of Tama, still in the province of Tokyo. By the station of Seisekisakuragaoka, Keio line, we have a big branch of the general store Keio-Atman. It belongs, not surprisingly, to the big Keio group, involved in transport, retail, real estate and other industries. At some of its shopping centers, the stationery section is good, and in a number of cases, they are Sailor Friendly Shops. This means that besides the regular pens included in the Sailor catalog, there are many other variations. Keio-Atman at Seisekisakuragaoka is one of those shops.

21. Keio-Atman at Seisekisakuragaoka (http://www.keio-atman.co.jp/seiseki/index.html)
1-11-1 Sekido (building A, 4F)
Tama, Tokyo 106-0011
Phone: 042-337-2555
Opening hours: Mo-Su: 10:00-20:00
Location map.


Along Odakyu line, already in Kawasaki, we reach to the station of Shin-Yurigaoka. B-Stock/Nakajima is a small chain of stationery shops located mostly on the West side of Tokyo and in the province of Kanagawa. Some of their branches are Sailor Friendly Shops, and such is the case of the B-Stock branch close to Shin-Yurigaoka station.

22. B-Stock at Shin-Yurigaoka (http://www.stationers.co.jp/shinyuri/index.htm)
4-1-1 Kamiasao (MyLord Building, 3F)
Asao, Kawasaki 215-0021
Phone: 044-959-5061
Opening hours: Mo-Su: 10:00-21-00
Location map.



Pilot Murex – Pilot Blue

Bruno Taut
Yokohama, February 23rd, 2013
labels: Tokyo, mercado, Sailor

3 comments:

ML said...

Hey Bruno!

Thanks for the awesome post! This article really has me wondering if anybody sells Pilot Myus or M90s in Japan anymore. Sigh...(thinks wistfully of pen)

Bruno Taut said...

Could you, ML, please contact me through the email address in my profile?

Thanks for commenting.

BT

ML said...

Email sent! Thank you :)

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