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The Magical Metropolis Collection with Ginza Tsutaya Books

Colour: Tokyo Bay Blue

Ferris Wheel Press has partnered with Tsutaya Books, Ginza, to bring to life the latest addition to the Curious Collaborations Series. Tsutaya Books is a historic lifestyle bookstore in Japan who has brought unique and artful experiences to their customers since 1983.

Bookkeeper’s Brass
Ink Tone: Brass with sparkling gold
Characteristics: antique, radiant, glistening, brilliant

Tokyo Bay Blue
Ink Tone: Sparkling ocean blue
Descriptors and Characteristics: iridescent, gleaming, crashing waves, splashing vibrance

Magical Metropolis
Ink Tone: Royal purple with bronze sheen
Characteristics: Rich, deep, saturated, glowing bronze sheen, mysterious, city glow


• 38ml ink reservoir
• Rich and saturated tones
• Water-based and compatible with all fountain pens
• Signature brass cap

Once Upon a Design

In the latest special edition ink series, the friendly animal cast of Ferris Wheel Press find themselves on a journey all the way to Japan, where they visit the home of Ginza Tsutaya Books in their award-winning building, the GINZA SIX.

In this collection, we start by appreciating the modern architectural elements of GINZA SIX, which also houses 13 of the most renowned luxury fashion brands in the world. We then venture into the stunning Tsutaya Books store, where our Canadian animal friends explore the wood and brass-clad stationery floor. Finally, we find ourselves arriving at one of Tsutaya Books’ signature display cases, which showcase writing instruments, stationery treasures, and precious objects from all over the world. Discover all the details of their incredible shop through our latest Curious Collaborations Series ink collection.

Bookkeeper’s Brass
Notable design details:

  • Animals from Ferris Wheel Press visiting the stationery floor of Tsutaya Books
  • Known for their chic, modern industrial interior design, they provide a comfortable environment to soak in an extensive collection of literature, art, as well as cultural and lifestyle goods.
  • Shop includes an extensive offering of books and magazines, a stunning art gallery, as well as whisky bar and cafe
  • Packaging features their recognizable service counter, created from modern wood paneling. Ink colour inspired by their brass display tables which house all of their products.
  • Notable items on shelves include:
    • “e-do no wagashi” which is a collaboration between Ginza Tsutaya Books and a wagashi( Japanese traditional snack) maker, which have over 100 years of history. Inside the product there’s cookies designed like a fountain pen’s nib and books shape (since we are a bookstore).
    • Kingtsugi (金継ぎ) notebook. Kingtsugi is a traditional technique usually used in repairing tablewares.
  • 6 animals visiting from Canada, can you find them all?

Tokyo Bay Blue
Notable design details:

  • Features their distinctive writing instrument collection and glass display case
  • Hand illustration of their actual pricing display stands
  • Tourist Pumpkin, posing with the maneki-neko, a traditional Japanese feline figurine which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner
  • Can you find all 3 FWP pens?
  • Detailed feature of the “e-do no wagashi”
  • Famous classic Japanese literary titles
    • The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
    • The principles of Ikigai

Magical Metropolis
Notable design details:

  • Inspired by the GINZA SIX building in Japan
  • Phoenix silhouette, statuesque icon that rests on the gas lamps found on the city streets in Ginza
  • Stationery silhouettes incorporated into the architecture of the building, i.e., fountain pen nib, rulers as beams, paper clips as door handles, bulldog clips as chandeliers, letterpress blocks in windows, books spines as glass window panes
  • 6 animals visiting from Canada, can you find them all?