The Fuente Event 2003
Here are some photos from this year's Fuente event, one of the major fountain pen events of the year in Japan, held in October. Fuente is an organization of pen collectors with its own publications. Membership is free.
The Fuente event is held on the 3rd and 4th floors of a leather, antique and import shop called Hokuo no Takumi, located in Ginza only two blocks from Eurobox.
Pen collectors from all over Japan come to participate in this event which included a pen clinic, auction, pens and items for sale, and lots of casual talking and joking over refreshments.
Here are some photos from the event:
Mr. Nakatani, president of Fuente examines a pen at Eizo's table as fellow pen collectors look on.
by Russ Stutler