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Last week, I took a trip to Taiwan and spent time traveling in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Zhongli. I traveled with friends, did some sightseeing, ate a lot of delicious food, spent time with my relatives and visited Neil’s family at the original Yoseka Stationery in Zhongli. Although I have been to Taiwan many times, this was a trip full of many firsts for me! One of the highlights of this trip was looking through old photos and photo albums that my aunt brought down one night from storage. My Mom and I stayed up late going through old photographs...

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Pentel Stylo/PulaMan. The tip of this pen might look a little strange. The felt tip of pen is centered and sandwiched by two sections. The longer section gives a little more resistance when a downward pressure is applied. The reason it looks like this is because in 1978, this pen was designed to be a cheaper replacement for fountain pens. The tip of this pen resembles a fountain pen, and it was named PulaMan. (Pula is short for plastic, and this pen is also nicknamed plastic fountain pen). It was during the time when ballpoint pens were on the rise...

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Each year, Traveler’s Company designs a theme to go with their yearly planners. This year’s theme is Travel Tools. On the folders, underlays, and the stickers, there are images of tools that you would bring to make a great trip. And of course, one of the great item to bring is Traveler’s Notebook 😊This year, for each new Traveler’s Notebook purchase, you will also get a bonus limited rubber bands for your TN. For those pre-ordered with us, we are currently working your orders, and we will have them ready as soon as possible! .

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Have you ever noticed the little small cuts on the corners of your eraser paper cover? They are a small but sweet design common among brands such as Radar and Tombow Mono. When you use your eraser, the pressure bends the eraser a little more around the corners. Without the small cuts, for example the eraser on the right, the paper wears off more easily around the corner.

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Today is Taiwanese Independence Day. To celebrate it in Yoseka style, we present you all the stationery we have from Taiwan 😊 Over past year, we put many focus on brands from Taiwan. From independent artists, traditional brands to many new ones (tap on the photo to see the tags). And we hope to feature more in the future!We also created a Taiwanese Stationery collection on our site. Be sure to check it out!

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