Japanese Stationery

Moonlight Shadow - October 2022

The nights are getting shorter already, and the moon is shining bright through the night. In this Moonlight Shadow box, we went for shaded colors and unique stationery to celebrate Inktober! We’re looking forward to seeing all your creations on social media and find the artists among you.

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Inktober original FUDEGOKOCHI 3PCS SET from Kuretake

Get ready for Inktober with this awesome original Fudegokochi 3pcs set! What is Inktober? It’s an art challenge event where you post an illustration drawn using ink online, about once a day for a month from October 1st to 31st every year. (Don’t require, there’s no required amount of posts to participate.) It all started in 2009 with illustrator Jake Parker. This small event with his fellow illustrators has now attracted 250,000 artists and manga artists from all over the world, mainly from the United States. Make sure you start creating your best artwork with your ZenPop Stationery Box and join the challenge. Don’t forget to mention us so that we can see your awesome creations @zenpopjapan!

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ZENPOP original B6 Sketch Book

When you have talented members on your team, you have to give them creative freedom! Our very own Momoka drafted this stunning Luna-artist design, and together with our manga artist Sarashina Shizuku (by her artist name), we made an original ZenPop Sketch Book! Are you ready to take out your pens and create your own world?

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Couleur Foncé Dot Fusen from Pilot

Get creative with a dark-colored notebook that makes your handwriting stand out even more. You can create a special atmosphere depending on the pen you choose. Each color will give you a cool, unique impression, and combining them together can make your notebook a piece of art in itself.

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Mayonaka no Zakkaten Clear Seal from Greenflash

We usually come at you with cute, bright stickers, but this time we went the other way around. How about some fluorescent anime stickers that really stand out on a darker background, like your Dot Fusen mentioned just above!

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Cocofusen BOOKMARK from Kanmido

There’s light at the end of every dark tunnel: just like those colorful bookmarks from Kanmido! Simple, cute, colorful: they’ll make you want to pick up your book where you left it off faster than it takes you to close it down! "Kokofusen" (ココフセン) is a highly portable film tag that is always with you when you want to use it. It comes with a case that is compact and thickness, and a removable adhesive sticker is attached to the back of the case. By even stick the "Kokofusen" case to whatever notebook you need it most! Although it is made of film, it is possible to write with oil-based pens, oil-based ballpoint pens, and pencils. Use this to your advantage and keep learning!

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Masking tape Takechiyo Simple Kibun from KODOMO NO KAO

Staying true to our theme, here’s some shaded gray masking tape! The soft colors are a perfect match for the Inktober theme and to celebrate all the diverse artwork that can be created from shades of gray! We picked this one for you because of its uniqueness of speech bubble shaped design and also spookiness for Halloween. It can also be used as sticky note to leave memo as well as decoration.

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Regalo Papiro Masking tape from Papier Platz

This masking tape comes with a gold leaf, designed by Regalo Papillo (レガーロパピロ), a wrapping paper specialty store in Fukuoka. You’ll have a stylish ink pattern that is irresistible for ink lovers. If you feel like you don’t need a masking tape right now, we’ve got a lot of suggestions on how to use it! Make it a full part of your creative process! Head over to our blog for some creative ideas.

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Juice up Pastel color from Pilot

Those Juice Up (パイロットジュース アップ) pastel color pens from Pilot are a gem! The line they leave behind is ultra-thin, elegant and easily applied to any kind of paper: only 0.4 mm. They were designed so that you can also use the stylish pastel color on black paper! Perfect match for the other items included in this box, especially your notebook!

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Ceramic Pen Cutter from OHTO

Here’s a unique ceramic pen cutter from OHTO for a completely different use. This portable and easy-to-use pen cutter has a ceramic blade has approximately five times the wear resistance of metal blades! They used resin and film containing antibacterial agents for the main body and shaft printing. It’s perfect for you to have in your stationery kit for wherever you need to make a clean paper cut without scissors. Need to cut a piece of masking tape? Round the edges of your collage? This ceramic cutter will do it for you!

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Nyankonu Nakayoshi Eraser from CRUX

To complete this box, what else could it be than a truly cute pair of kitty erases that shine in the dark! The moon is shining his in October, and the nights are getting shorter, but those little erasers will only shine stronger!