Why is this blog called the Spendy Pencil?
I write, draw and photograph. The “pencil” represents the tools I use to do these things. Some are actually a pencil, (my favorite is a rather spendy Staedtler Mars 780 Technical Mechanical pencil9. My other “pencils” are actually spendy, like a computer, my pen and tablet and my cameras. Some people buy shoes to relax. I buy pencils, notebooks and camera gear. And if you have a stationary and camera addiction, Tokyo is definitely the place to live.
The Spendy Pencil is about creative life in Tokyo, Japan and beyond. It’s a place to share my creative experiments, a chance to review shops and give tips for living and creating in Tokyo. I hope to build community and hopefully give something back.