21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Japanese stationery is popular overseas because of its outstanding functionality and the fact that it often embodies a sense of play. For these reasons, Japanese stationery has become a popular souvenir amongst overseas visitors to Japan, who are amazed at the vast range of products available visiting a large stationery store. Many comment that they could stay in the store all day and never get bored. Many children visit eraser factories, where unique and meticulously designed erasers shaped just like candy or vehicles are made by hand.
Stationery is popular amongst all age groups in Japan as products that enhance school or work life. Many different types of stationery - from highly functional products to uniquely shaped products - continue to be developed, and include glue that enables the paper to be easily peeled off, a pencil sharpener that contains the shavings, and an eraser that can be used in very small and tight corners and areas.
Japanese stationery is reasonably priced and of excellent quality. Even a 100 yen ballpoint pen rarely bleeds, while it is a pleasure to write with. Many manufacturers will investigate the reason behind a fault if, for some reason, there is a problem with the product. The products can also be used for years as refills are also readily available.
Even the Friction Ball Pen - commonplace today - is popular overseas for its outstanding quality. Although higher-priced items ensure top quality, lower-priced items are also very good, and we urge to try out Japanese stationery during your visit.
By public transportation
The Tokyu Hands Shibuya store is a 2-minute walk from the New South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station.