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Wagashi Monaka Glass Dip Pen - Guridrops

Sale price$121.00 USD

4 in stock

If you've ever enjoyed Japanese tea in Japan, you might have also tasted Monaka. It's a type of Japanese wagashi featuring sweet bean paste sandwiched between two crisp wafers, often enjoyed with Japanese tea. This glass pen is perfect for savoring those desk moments with Monaka and a cup of tea.

Indulge in the essence of Japanese tradition with the Monaka Glass Dip Pen by Gridrops, a delectable creation inspired by classic Japanese sweets(wagashi). The shaft is finished in an opaque light brown hue reminiscent of Monaka, and it is adorned with two glass beads patterned after nostalgic, striped candy found in Japan.

This pen from Gridrops, a brand at the pinnacle of popularity among Japanese glass pen makers, features a plump-shaped nib with ten grooves, meticulously polished for a smooth writing experience. Its soft pastel colors harmonize beautifully with a bright desk and stationery, adding a kawaii touch to your workspace.

The Wagashi series comes in three colors: Sakura, Matcha, and Monaka. Check out the other hues for a complete experience of this delightful collection.

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  • Brand: Guridrops
  • Quantity: 1 Pen
  • Length: 5.5inches / 14cm
    Weight(Pen): 0.67oz / 19g
  • Nib Size(Approximate): Fine
  • Material: Glass
  • Note: Each piece is uniquely handmade, so expect some individual differences.

Inside Gridrops By Grikobo

gurikobo guridrops | Japanese Glass Dip Pen | Japanese Stationery | Komorebi StationeryIn the tranquil town of Samukawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Gurikobo is a beacon of creativity and mastery in oxygen burner glasswork. The studio is the brainchild of Kumiko Morinaga, an exceptional glass artist at the helm of a team of five accomplished artisans. Gurikobo is not just a studio; it's a sanctuary where enthusiasts gather to delve into the art of glass pen making.

Kumiko's voyage into glass artistry began in 1995 at Tama Art University's Glass Course in the Sculpture Design Department. Her dedication led her to Seattle, USA, to refine her craft in a professional glass studio. After her return to Japan and a notable selection for the "Japanese Glass Exhibition" at the Odakyu Museum, she ventured to establish her unique glass accessory brand, 'Guridrops'. For over two decades, Kumiko has curated an impressive array of works, gracing numerous exhibitions and interactive workshops.
Guridrops gurikobo | Japanese Glass dip pen | Japanese Stationery | Komorebi Stationery
2015 marked a significant milestone with the official establishment of Gurikobo, which is dedicated to crafting the exquisite Gridrops brand products. Embracing collaboration in 2021, the studio witnessed each team member infusing their individual flair into the renowned glass pen creations and developing distinctive glass accessories. This collaborative ethos highlights Gurikobo's deep-seated commitment to fostering talent and embracing innovation. Captured in the photograph, Lucas Mahoney from Hanabi Glass Studio epitomizes the serendipitous connections enriching Gurikobo's team.

Gridrops, celebrated as one of Japan's most cherished glass pen brands, is a testament to unmatched craftsmanship and design elegance. The brand's vibrant presence on social media mirrors the warmth and affability of its creators, drawing admirers from across the globe. This blend of artisanal prowess, cooperative spirit, and amiable ambiance cements Gridrops' position as a Japanese glass pen art pinnacle.

Wagashi Monaka Glass Dip Pen - Guridrops - Komorebi Stationery
Wagashi Monaka Glass Dip Pen - Guridrops Sale price$121.00 USD