In 2009 I translated a feature for John Mottishaw of Nibs.com — a special report from MONO Magazine. It provides an introduction to Japanese pens, pen manufacturers, individual craftsmen and writeups on select pens from each maker.
The translated text has been available on Mottishaw’s website for a while – http://www.nibs.com/JapaneseMonoArticle.html — together with scans of the original feature.
I’ve added a new page to my blog with the translated text, formatted such that, I hope, it’ll be more conducive to reading. Please look at the top of the screen to see the new page, or you can click here.
Hope you enjoy reading it, and feel free to leave comments and questions 🙂