Bungubox is a fountain pen store located in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (half way between Tokyo and Osaka). As well as pens Bungubox has established a name for its inks better known as Bungbox inks. There was a time when you could not purchase these inks outside of Japan unless you used a proxy or a groupbuy. There used to be an excellent website called Massdrop that enabled people to purchase inks such as these before they became widely available in the USA. Sadly massdrop is a shadow of its former self for those of us in the writing community, luckily a number of American retailers now sell these inks such as Vanness Pen shop in Little Rock
The last and longish review of three great colours to round up the nine inks. I must admit I am over these inks and am glad to be doing the last three, I have so many more bottles of ink to get through.
The Ginza or number 3 line is the oldest subway line in Asia opening in 1927. It has 19 stations and is the 7th most crowded line, running at 168% capacity. Being the oldest line it runs the closest to the surface with many of its stations only being 1 to 1.5 stories under ground. The western end of the line emerges to the surface and enters Shibuya Station located on the third-floor of a building that is located in a depression.
There has been a delay between reviews but here we are with review number 4 of the Tokyo Metro Colors and this will be brief. The two colours today were so insipid and uninspiring I couldn’t bring myself to ink a pen but I am including them here for the sake of completeness of the set of 9 inks.
Review three of the series and this time two inks. Information on how I obtained these inks can be found here.
The Nambuko or number 7 line is one of the newer lines in the metro featuring advanced technology such as fully automated train operation and platform screen doors. All the trains on this line use 6 cars despite the stations being able to take 8. The name literally means South-North line.
Here with are at review number two. The first two inks in the box on metro colours are red and orange and I feel I have reviewed similar recently in Nemosine inks (Aeolis Palus red and Solar Storm) so decided to start at the end and work backwards. Information about how I obtained these inks can be found here.
The last ink in the box is the Fukutoshin Line.
BUNGU BOX is a fountain pen store located in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (half way between Tokyo and Osaka). As well as pens Bungubox has established a name for its inks better known as Bungbox inks. The inks are influenced by the climate, natural features ad seasons of the Hamamatsu region. Irrespective of this they are made by Sailor so many will be similar in colour to Sailor inks. Originally the inks were hard to buy outside of Japan but a number of American retailers sell them most notably Vanness Pen shop in Little Rock. All the Bungbox inks I have purchased I have bought through Massdrop.