Rather than long articles on a specific topic, most of Stationery Hobby Box is devoted to introducing design and innovation, and reinforcing the continuance of traditional and vintage designs, with short descriptive passages beside the numerous photographs. However, special features are always included, such as those in the Volume 15 edition on father and son nib masters, Nobuyoshi and Yukio Nagahara and the comprehensive look at blue inks on a wide variety of paper.
My only problem with this magazine is that I’ve yet to let a new edition pass without ordering something, without spending more money to support my own hobby box of pens, inks and paper.
Shumi no bungu bako
Published three times a year by Ei Publishing Co., Ltd.
2-13-2 Tamagawa Dai, Setagaya-ku
Tokyo, 158-0096 Japan
Chief Editor: Shigeki Shimizu
Price: ¥1500 (approximately US $16.00)
Available at better bookstores throughout Japan