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    Default Who are the best Japanese Fountain Pen Dealers?

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    Default Re: Who are the best Japanese Fountain Pen Dealers?

    Yoseka in Greenpoint, Brooklyn has the largest variety of Japanese (and other Asian) pens, ink, paper in US.
    Fountain Pen Hospital, also in NYC, has a large selection of Japanese pens.
    Anderson Pens in Appleton, WI and Chicago, has a huge inventory of Japanese pens & inks.
    All are physical stores which I prefer rather than ordering from a company which offers only online sales. These three have a large online sales presence. I have purchased from all three and have been completely pleased with each transaction. All have very friendly staff and great customer service. Good luck with your hunt.
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    I've been very happy with Jetpens, located in San Jose California. They specialize in Japanese pens, inks, papers, washi, and other goodies. I purchased my Pilot 912 with a Posting nib from them. If you are looking for high-end Japanese pens such as Nakaya, Namiki, or Danitrio, then nibs.com has them. They are located in Los Angeles. I don't know how good they are now that John Mottishaw is no longer involved, since he sold the company last year.

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    Default Re: Who are the best Japanese Fountain Pen Dealers?

    You can often get great prices on stuff from eBay. For example I recently got an Imperial Black Pro Gear for $206 shipped (and it went down to $199 shipped shortly after that).

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    Default Re: Who are the best Japanese Fountain Pen Dealers?

    For price, usually Amazon. A lot of Japanese vendors shipping their stock to U.S. warehouses and selling through Amazon.

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    Default Re: Who are the best Japanese Fountain Pen Dealers?

    If it's a Pilot 823 or 845 you are after, the Tokyo Quill Pen Shop has excellent prices and service, and rapid and fairly inexpensive shipping. The owner typically throws in a free cheap ballpoint and an origami of Rodan the Flying Monster (or maybe its a swan) with each purchase.

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    Default Re: Who are the best Japanese Fountain Pen Dealers?

    Catherine van Hove has a fantastic collection both in her lovely store in Diest, Belgium, as well as online:

    https://www.sakurafountainpengallery.com/en

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