Another surprise for us! While I'm always walking around and moaning at the long wait time to get special orders item in for Pilot all the way from Japan, usually around 3-4 months, the upside is that it's always a wonderful surprise when things turn up!
We got in a few of these Iroshizuku 15 mL sets. Maybe it's because I'm a small fish in a world made for regular sized people, but I have a thing for mini sized things. It's just so nice when things are appropriately sized - meal portions, chairs, clothes, 15mL Iroshizuku bottles. And it doesn't hurt when they're also beautiful - I simply cannot resist a beautiful ink bottle. (And of course, well, it's Iroshizuku ink.)
There are two sets: A) Tsuki-yo, Take-sumi, Kon-Peki B) Asa-gao, Shin-Kai, Yama-Budo Unfortunately, we can't mix and match between the sets! These are not available individually, only as a set of three, in these specific sets. While we didn't pick the colours to go in them, I think these are pretty great sets - A is great for the classic soul, and B is good for those who want a hint of something different. Obviously, I have one of each set ;)
One of the best parts of these sets is that the case itself is a perfect size for a whole lot of stationery related things. You can keep pens in them, stamps, note cards, nibs, ink samples, pen related accessories like ink syringes, blotting paper, etc. or also other things, like chargers, cords, SD cards, USB keys, washi tapes...the list goes on. The case is a very sturdy plastic which is great for protecting pens if you're carrying them around with you.
We don't have very many quantities of these sets, and we won't be getting more in until the new year because of how long they take to order. I used to balk a bit at ordering things in for the shop that we couldn't easily and regularly re-stock, especially with how much work it is to get them online, and it's tough when we have stuff online that's out of stock for months, but I think sometimes a treat is nice every once in a while. We will be ordering more of these! But not until after Christmas :) I hope you all are having a great start to the weekend! It's busy here as always - we're having a calligraphy class here in the shop as we speak, and tomorrow is our monthly Letter Writing Club. I'm trying to exhibit some self-control in having letters for Salman, the calligrapher, to address for me. Caleb is busy climbing ladders and pulling on cords and trying to ride the dog like a horse. I must admit the rain this morning was pretty great after all that heat, but it's made for a bit of a gloomy Saturday now. I guess I will have to bring Caleb to pick up some frozen yoghurt to make up for it :)