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12 Of My Favorite Pens From Japanese Companies That Are Totally Dependable

Totally Stupendous

If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I love pens. OBSESSED with them. I probably spend way too much money on them but they bring me joy.

Over the years I have amassed a collection from various brands across the world. While there are a ton of pens from Asian-owned pen manufacturers, here are some pens from Japanese companies that are definitely worth the hype:

A bunch of pens piled upon a notebook

1. An Ohto Fude Ball Rollerball pen to help you ditch the laptop and jump back into the art of handwritten letters.

The lyrics to "The Way You Are" with 2 pens

2. A metallic Uni-ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen for sparkly fun that can even show up on black paper.

3. A Zebra Co. Z-Grip that will glide across the page and makes writing notes so much easier during meetings where people are determined to speak 300 words per minute.

The Zebra Z-Grip with the lyrics to "Gorgeous" written out

4. A pack of colorful Sakura Gelly Roll, so you can re-live your childhood of swapping your green one for that coveted glittery pink one.

Sakura Gelly Rolls with the lyrics to a song written out

5. An Uni Pin Drawing Pen, a versatile and waterproof fineliner that won't run when you accidentally spill an entire glass of water on your notebook. Again.

The Uni Pin with lyrics written out in a notebook

6. A Kuretake Disposable Pocket Brush Pen that will make your calligraphy POP.

The Kuretake brush pen with the lyrics to a song written out

7. A Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen with a flexible nib, allowing you to create broad brush strokes in your next calligraphy piece.

Tombow brush pen

8. A revolutionary Teranishi Rushon Petite Pen water-based pen that will make you want to handwrite EVERYTHING.

The lyrics to Mona Lisa by MXMToon written on a notebook with 3 Rushon Petite pens laying on top

9. An Uni Jetstream Retractable Roller Ball Pen, for when you have to write for long periods of time and want to avoid the dreaded hand cramp.

Lyrics written out with the Uni Jetstream underneath

10. A Zebra Sarasa Fine Felt Pen for when you want to write notes in the margins of a book.

Sarasa pen with lyrics written out

11. A set of Sakura Pigma Microns that you can use on any medium or type of paper with ease.

Micron pens

12. A stylish Uni-ball StyleFit Retractable Gel Ink Pen to show everyone how fancy you are and will make sign anything seem like an elegant event.

Uni-Ball Fit

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