Very good pens. Very well curated. Excellent customer service. Very cute design of box. Very simple but classic. Every pen that was mailed worked great and there was a good number of pens in the box - a great introduction to Japanese pens. This is one of the best subscription boxes for stationary out there.
I was really excited to get this box but was extremely disappointed. I received a notebook, a pen, some stickers, and some Japanese pencils. First, the positives - the envelope writing pen was fantastic and unique. Writes very smooth. The 2 stickers were cute.
Now, the negatives, The notebook is of good quality and retails for $20 but the pages had a bad odor and needed to be aired out. The 3 Japanese pencils do not fit any of the standard pencil sharpeners at my home, work or my friends'. The circumferences are too large. I emailed the owner. He assured me they would fit in standard sharpeners. I assure you they do not. He also suggested hand sharpening with a blade. I am not physically able to do that. So, they are useless.
So I have three items out of six that I cannot use. I am sorry to say this was a waste of my money. I could go across town to an art store and hope that I might be able to find a sharpener but I should have to spend more money to use the items that I already paid for.