Bungu Joshi Haku 2019: Japan’s Biggest Stationery Festival Set for December

24.November.2019 | SPOT

If you love stationery, and you’re in Japan from December 12-15, then you don’t want to miss out on the country’s biggest annual stationery event: Bungu Joshi Haku.

People’s obsession with stationery has only grown in recent years. The first Bungu Joshi Haku was held in 2017 for regular stationery users. Last year’s event saw 35,000 people attend over the three-day period, which is 10,000 more than the first year. Due to the event’s surge in popularity last year, this year’s event will be held across 4 days. Advance tickets went on sale on November 20 and all sold out immediately. But don’t worry, because you can still attend the event if you pay at the venue.

A total of 133 stationery companies and makers will join for 2019ーincluding 30 first-time participantsーwhich is more than previous events. Get ready to sift through almost 50,000 individual pieces of stationery! From retro-modern styled stationery themed on Romanticism to familiar pens, pencils and pads, as well as collaborative items and more, you might want to make sure you withdraw a bit of extra cash when you see what’s on offer.

Miniature Notebook Collection Lottery / Price: ¥350 per turn (Limited Sale)

Six classic Japanese notebook brands known to any Japanese person have turned miniature. Enter the lottery and see which one you come out with! Their designs are exactly the same as the originals, just tinier and cuter. What would you write in them?

Stationery Alley (First Appearance)

The event’s first ever “Stationery Alley” will feature a variety of games, including a ring toss using cellotape, a lottery, and more. 

Masking Tape Lottery & Tape Buffet / Price: ¥200 per turn

The popular “Masking Tape Lottery” returns again this year, with even more designs available to get your hands on. Everyone that participates gets a free limited-edition Bungu Joshi Haku masking tape. And those who win have a chance to enter the “Masking Tape Buffet” where you can take home a masking tape of your choice from a select bunch.

Bungu Joshi Haku Original Merchandise

The event also has plenty of original merchandise again this year, including Romantic-themed stationery, a line-up of five original inks as pictured above which were popular at Ink-numa Expo in August, and more.

Bungu Joshi Haku Original Mirror

And if you spend over ¥15,000 (¥16,500 with tax included), you can receive a compact mirror featuring the design of the event’s main visual. These are limited to 1,000 per day and exclude workshops, experience-based booths, and select cooperating booths.

 

*All listed prices include tax

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