Stationery 101 - Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen


What is 'Fudenosuke'

‘Fude’ means ‘brush pen’ in Japanese. You can also see many other Japanese brand brush pens with this word in it, such as Pentel Fude Touch Brush Sign Pen and Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen. ‘nosuke’ in Japanese is ‘之助’, which is a part of a traditional name in Japan. It reminds people of a traditional vibe. Therefore, ‘Fudenosuke’ reminds people of traditional Japanese brush pen.

Features of Tombow Fudenosuke

"Fudenosuke" is designed for calligraphy and brush lettering beginners who is not familiar with a brush pen to write hand lettering. Its special processed tip has a hard elastomer (resin) core which can be written with an average pressure (approximately 250g), just like the pressure you used with a ballpoint pen or a gel pen. There is no risk that the flexible tip will be broken even with more pressure.

 Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen

It applies waterproof, pigment-based ink. The ink is water resistant and light resistant after dying so that it is safe for postal or archival purposes. Even with water dye marker on it, it does not bleed. With a diameter of 10 mm and a length of 142 mm, it literally is a daily brush pen that you can carry around. Writing distance is up to 4000 characters with four hundred letters of manuscript paper.



  • Perfect lettering pen for beginners and intermediate users
  • Flexible but firm tip which is very easy to be controlled
  • Portable size and elegant pen body
  • Waterproof, pigment-based ink


  • Less variety of strokes for advanced hand lettering lovers
  • Not refillable


How to use Tombow Fudenosuke

Thanks to its flexible but firm elastomer tip, it is capable of drawing a variety of expressions from extra fine to medium. Creating beautiful strokes just by changing your pressure on its tip.

Maybe The Best for Brush Lettering Beginners - Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen

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