Pen inks reflect colors of Kobe city

National Jun 18, 2014

Pen inks reflect colors of Kobe city

by Kenichi Iinuma

When Kobe was struggling to recover from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, stationery designer Naoyuki Takeuchi would take solace in the vivid colors of nature found around town. In 2007, the employee of Nagasawa Stationery Center in Kobe's Chuo Ward launched a fountain pen ink ...

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