65: Sweet Pink Purple Whatever
CY and Jacob talk about Bungujoshi’s annual ink show in Tokyo, paper theories, new pen releases, lemons, factory calligraphy nibs, and the business of nib grinding.
64: Counterfeit Urushi
CY and Jacob talk about CY’s pen adventures in the US, pocket pens, Sailor’s new dip pen, upcoming retail events in Tokyo, maki-e stickers, and Japan’s commercial transactions law.
CY and Jacob talk about differences between pen shows in US and Japan, Shishikura and Wagner pen news, why Sanzen tweaked Tomoegawa’s paper formula, Icelandic volcanoes, and more.
62: 10 Things Scalpers Don’t Want You to Know
CY, Jacob, and guest Alesa talk about Itoya’s ink show, prison-made glass pens, unpopular opinions, and how to buy pens from Japan.
61: Unlimited Limited Editions
CY and Jacob talk about glass pens made in prison, ink trends, Hachimonjiya’s sparkly new Pro Gear, and Platinum’s surprisingly popular new pen.
60: The Spiciest Episode Yet
CY, Jacob, and guests Khuê and Alesa discuss TWSBI’s and Narwhal’s joint statement, Plus’s acquisition of Sailor, upcoming events, dip pens, and CY’s spicy article about Wancher.
59: Do It For The Bagels
CY and Jacob talk about Platinum’s all-new nib, Sailor’s upcoming price increases, a new store-exclusive Capless, Naniwa pen show, dip pens, and more.
58: You Don’t Do This To Your Neighbour
Frank from Narwhal Pens joins Jacob and CY to talk about in-house nibs, piston designs, upcoming products, and much more.
57: Lacking Context
CY and Jacob talk about stationery store visits during Golden Week, Pilot and Sailor news, and the latest drama.
56: CY Hates Sanzen Tomoe River
CY and Jacob talk about Sanzen Tomoe River, Tono & Lims’s spring event, Kurashiki, financial statements, new products from Pilot, and Tohma pens.