Skip to content

Ginza Tsutaya Books | Magical Metropolis

Availability: Translation missing: en.general.icons.icon_check_circle icon 257 in stock, ready to be shipped

Ferris Wheel Press has partnered with Tsutaya Books, Ginza, to bring to life the latest addition to the Curious Collaborations Series. Tsutaya Books is a historic lifestyle bookstore in Japan who has brought unique and artful experiences to their customers since 1983.

Ink Tone: Royal purple with bronze sheen
Characteristics: Rich, deep, saturated, glowing bronze sheen, mysterious, city glow


• 38ml ink reservoir
• Rich and saturated tones
• Bronze Sheen
• Water-based and compatible with all fountain pens
• Signature brass cap

Once Upon a Design

In the latest special edition ink series, the friendly animal cast of Ferris Wheel Press find themselves on a journey all the way to Japan, where they visit the home of Ginza Tsutaya Books in their award-winning building, the GINZA SIX.

In this collection, we start by appreciating the modern architectural elements of GINZA SIX, which also houses 13 of the most renowned luxury fashion brands in the world. We then venture into the stunning Tsutaya Books store, where our Canadian animal friends explore the wood and brass-clad stationery floor. Finally, we find ourselves arriving at one of Tsutaya Books’ signature display cases, which showcase writing instruments, stationery treasures, and precious objects from all over the world. Discover all the details of their incredible shop through our latest Curious Collaborations Series ink collection.

Notable design details:

  • Inspired by the GINZA SIX building in Japan
  • Phoenix silhouette, statuesque icon that rests on the gas lamps found on the city streets in Ginza
  • Stationery silhouettes incorporated into the architecture of the building, i.e., fountain pen nib, rulers as beams, paper clips as door handles, bulldog clips as chandeliers, letterpress blocks in windows, books spines as glass window panes
  • 6 animals visiting from Canada, can you find them all?

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Amara S
Great Ink

This ink is amazing. I love the colour and the writing is so smooth!

David Smith

Love the saturation and vibrancy of this ink. Absolutely beautiful. What I love most is that it is water-based and compatible with multiple writing tools! Very versatile.

Robert Fernuk

Magical Metropolis is a really strong, saturated purple that gets a fascinating yellow hue sheening over it, which in places can lead to a brown tone - but in a way puzzles the eye and is not at all unpleasant. Poison Envy still has my heart for purples that hide themselves under a mysterious sheen, but if you're not into shimmer inks, this can be a good replacement that hits some of the same notes.


The ink is great when you get it on some nice paper, with the right amount of ink flow, and the right amount pooling, if you can get all those right you'll find a nice purple with gold sheen, otherwise it ends up really dark and you don't see much purple, but you get the gold sheen, or it's lighter and you see more of the purple but you don't get gold sheen

Madison Bradley

Beautiful purple, however the gold doesn’t seem to show up in my rollerball pen.

Shona LaFortune

I've just done a quick test. I love the purple; it's rich and dark. The bronze was super subtle for me, but I was testing on an absorbent watercolour paper so will have to see how it is on other papers, but I definitely like it.

Comparison Table