Japan Stationery Haul

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Okay, so I went to Japan and South Korea right after my final exams and I seriously dropped loads of cash on stationery. Not going to lie, stationery was probably the main thing I wanted to buy while on vacation. Japan is a stationery wonderland after all. Since I bought so much, I thought I’d do a haul! I haven’t used all of the items yet so I can’t say much but I might do a review on some of my favourite products later.


MUJI is seriously a dream. I love very simple and minimalistic things and that’s everything that MUJI embraces with its no-brand policy. Aside from their delicious snacks and stylish household goods, they are also known for their quality but reasonably priced stationery.

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From top to bottom: Hexagonal 6-colour Ballpoint Pen, Hexagonal Polycarbonate Gel Ink Ballpoint Pen Needle Type, Erasable Needle Ball Point Pen, Gel Ink Ballpoint Pen Hexagonal, Plastic Eraser Black

So far, I’ve only used the Gel Ink Ballpoint Pen Hexagonal and I really enjoy it. I got it in 0.25mm which is the thinnest pen I’ve got but it allows me to write smaller without smudging on my Hobonichi.

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From left to right: Gel-Ink Ballpoint Pen in Sky Blue & Green, Smooth Writing Gel Pen in Gray/Yellow Green/Sky Blue/Black

These are pens that I know and love so I just stocked up on some of my favourite colours and the essential black of course.

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Loft was by far my favourite store in Japan because of how stylish and cute everything was. The stationery section was amazing and even managed to overwhelm me, being the big pen freak that I am.

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From top to bottom: Zebra Colour Flight in 0.5mm in two different colours, Zebra Airfit LT in 0.5mm, Kokuyo Uno Onde Coloree in 0.5mm

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From top to bottom: Zebra Sarasa Push Clip Gel Pen in black/milk blue-green/milk green/blue-green, Zebra Sarasa Rapid Dry Ink

I’m a huge fan of Sarasa gel pens so I stocked up on my favourite colours! The Sarasa pens with rapid dry ink are absolutely amazing because they don’t smudge at all with my highlighters! It’s a shame I didn’t buy refills for them because I can see them becoming my go to note-taking pens.

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From top to bottom: Pilot-Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Pen, Pilot Hi-Tec-C, Zebra Surari, Pilot FriXion highlighter, Raymay Penpass, Black Mono Eraser

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The numbered clips are Midori Brass Clips and the tabbed sticky notes are from Film Fusen. The Magnet Markers are by Hightide.

There wasn’t any packaging on the copper and big silver clips so I’m not sure where you could get those, sorry! I’ve been so obsessed with magnetic bookmarks that I’m slowly but surely gathering up a collection. They are just so cute and useful for textbooks and study notes. The Midori Brass clips were on my wish list for the longest time and I finally got them! I think those will be super helpful for indicating chapters in textbooks or notes.

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From left to right: Snoopy pencil case, Craig pencil case by Delfonics, pencil case from Artbox

Surprisingly, the pencil case is the only stationery item I bought from South Korea. Since I went to Japan first, I felt like I bought everything already so I really didn’t buy that much in Korea. Nevertheless I still went a bit crazy with pencil pouches. In fact, I actually bought  8 pouches in total on this entire trip, but the other ones were for toiletries and such. Crazy, right?!

Anyways! That concludes my Japan trip stationery haul! I bought a ton so I don’t think I’ll be buying new stationery anytime soon. Let me know if you have questions on any of the products or where I got them specifically. There were so many items that I must have left out some important information. See you in the next post!

 

Hobonichi Haul

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Hi there! For my first post of 2016 I showed you guys my new Hobonichi Techo planner. I also made a few purchases from the Hobonichi Web Shop. Let’s get into it!

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From left to right: Pilot Kakuno Fine Nip, Uni Jetstream Ink Refills, Pilot Namiki Ink, Staedtler Textsurfer Gel, Tsukineko Momento Dual Markers (Blue)

I bought another Pilot Kakuno because my first one had some leaking problems. Despite that, I still love the pen so I decided to buy another one. I wrote a post on it here, check it out!

And then I just bought some refill ink for my pens. The Staedtler Textsurfer is something I’ve been wanting to try. My friend got me the wax highlighter from Muji last year and I absolutely love it. It’s the only highlighter that doesn’t smudge for me when I go over text written with gel ink pens.

Lastly, I bought these dual markers that I’ve never heard of before. They looked sort of interesting and the weren’t expensive so I just bought them (this is what happens when you are an online shopping addict).

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Sorry for the bad lighting because I always seem to take pictures at night lol. Anyhow, they are quite nice but nothing spectacular. And I have absolutely no idea where I’m going to use them so maybe this specific purchase was a miscalculation on my part.

Next, I got a bunch of planner accessories for my new planner!

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Clockwise from the top: See-Through Dot Stickers, Frixion Stamps, Hobonichi Stencils, Hobonichi Sticky Notes

The see through stickers, stencils and sticky notes are all made by Hobonichi to fit perfectly in the Techo planners.

The stamps are by Frixion and are of course erasable. I bought a meal design, a clover design, and one with the kanji for day off/vacation.

Hope you enjoyed this haul!

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