Anyone who writes a lot of calligraphy or sign lettering has probably already used Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens.
These pens are popular with many calligraphers and letterers as they create beautiful letters, and can also be used for drawings and illustrations.
The problem with using Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens, however, is most of the time they have to be purchased from a seller in Japan. This adds expense due to having to pay shipping fees from Japan, as well as the generally higher Japanese prices.
That is why many western and non-Japanese calligraphers are now buying their Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens from online shops based in the west.
Cheaper prices — Some of the online shops selling Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens are able to sell them at cheaper prices due to not having a bricks and mortar shop. This cuts their running costs down quite drastically, and allows them to pass their savings onto their customers.
Prices are also cheaper as they tend to buy in bulk from their Japanese suppliers.
Free shipping — As some of these American and Europe-based Japanese art supply companies have been able to buy their Tombow Fudenosuke products cheaper than you can, they are also able to offer free shipping worldwide.
This cuts your costs down even further so, instead of paying 20 dollars or euros to ship your brush pens to you, you can buy another packet of pens instead.
Wholesale discounts — There are a small number of online art supply companies that also offer wholesale discounts to all their customers. Even though they may not own a store themselves.
If you cannot find one of these online shops, contact the ones you have found and ask if they offer wholesale discounts to their customers. You can often save 10 to 30 percent this way.