Trip to Tokyo

We've spent a few days in Tokyo in summer 2004. Knowing that japanese erasers are among our most beloved ones, we contacted a few eraser factories with the aim of visiting them. Iwako responded positively and proposed us a visit of their facility. They use in fact to organize visits, and they are really cool guys, and showed us everything. A great moment in an eraser collector's life...Here are some photos.


Visit at the Iwako eraser factory, in the outskirts of Tokyo


It's very easy to find. Just follow the red arrow

 
Still warm eraser parts, right out of the mould
 
Thanks for the free samples guys...
 
 

I'll take this last one...


Nicely posing with the president, gift in hand

Here is the link to their home page (with approximate english translation...)

Otherwise, they are quite astonishing stationary shops in Tokyo.
The loot collected in one of them...

Japan is a real eraser paradise. But even without them, it's an incredible country...