Our Story

PenSachi - Writing The Happiness

Sachi (幸) means Happiness in Japanese and the name says it all. Your pen can bring you happiness and we are here to bring you that pen. All of us at PenSachi love to make you happy by delivering to you the best writing instruments and the most satisfactory writing experience ever.

How we made PenSachi

My name is Ken Katsumoto. I would like to tell you our story which led us to the idea of making PenSachi today. It is all about passion, experiences and love when talking about our journey to build up PenSachi. I have come to know about writing as an interest, a hobby, a passion, a dream. Now, writing and writing instruments have become my whole life journey. 

My dream is that I could start a business which would make people experience, enjoy and be happy. Thanks to my journey to many countries in the world in the past, I was so lucky to have friends who also share with me the same interest and passion in writing instruments. They have come all the way to Japan and started this new journey with me. It took us a year for preparation and in 2014, we officially announced the foundation of PenSachi company.

Through the provision of amazing writing instruments, we believe we can bring happiness to people from all over the world. As I, myself, have gained happiness thanks to my fountain pens at different stages of my life.

As an inheritor

When I was at my 20s, I had been an amateur freelance writer with a passionate interest in handwriting and fountain pens. This interest was really a treasure I inherited from my grandfather who used to be a practitioner of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy (many young Japanese do not know about it nowadays)

As a collector

I still kept the hobby of writing and collecting fountain pens even after I moved to the West for study in 2000. I found out how lucky I was to be in Japan as it was not that hard to get a fountain pen or brush pen for calligraphy compared to in Europe and America. However, it was such a destiny as I could meet friends there who also share the same interest in writing instruments. It was somehow different in the way we think and practice calligraphy because of national identity; but my fountain pens really earned me good friends.

As a business man

After graduation, I came back to Japan and worked for a company which actually has no relation to my hobby but it never stopped my interest in writing and calligraphy. Before, writing, to me, was some kind of habit, joy and experience. Life as a Japanese business man made me learn about it with manners which link closely to my career.

As a dreamer

I took a chance to visit many corners in Asia for volunteering during 2007-2010 and it was a truly great experience when I could see writing with a totally different view. Far to the Northwest of Vietnam, for many children in Mai Chau or Sa pa, owning a good pen can make them more than happy. For many elderlies who live in remote villages of China, having a good brush pen to practice calligraphy becomes such a fancy wish of their whole life. It may be quite easy for of us to have writing as a daily hobby but for some, it is really a dream.

As a parent

I don’t tell my children to follow my interest in calligraphy but buying them a good pen and showing them what handwriting can bring is always a nice method of education for me. A pen symbolizes imagination, creativity and passion. It is really fun to see children stretching out their imagination with a pen for the first time.Just that can make a happy day for a parent.