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ZenPop Japanese Stationery Pack Review – June 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyJul 28, 2018 | 1 comment

zen pop stationery kit review

ZenPop Stationery Pack
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ZenPop Japanese Stationery Pack is a subscription box brought to you by ZenMarket filled with unique Japanese stationery and studying goods handpicked by their staff in Japan.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About ZenPop Stationery Pack

The Subscription Box: ZenPop Stationery Pack

The Cost: $29.50 a month with free international shipping. Save with longer commitments. 

The Products: 12 or more cute and useful stationery items like pens, notebooks, stickers, and more.

Ships to: Worldwide

ZenPop Stationery Pack June 2018 Review

zen pop stationery kit thank you sheet

zen pop stationery kit note

The box includes a thank you note with a coupon code to use on their site.

zen pop stationery kit product descriptions

I also got a detailed product list with descriptions and names for each item. There's not much English copy on the packaging for the products in this box, so having descriptions on this sheet is really helpful!

zen pop stationery kit one piece journal

zen pop stationery kit one piece diary

zen pop stationery kit one piece back of diary

One Piece Lock Notebook

One Piece is a suuuper popular manga and anime series. This little journal is only about as big as a small postcard, and it has a lock on the side like an old-school diary. It's not the most secure lock in the world, but putting one of the two included keys in the lock definitely makes cracking open this lined notebook feel more fun.

zen pop stationery kit sticky notes

zen pop stationery kit tiny sticky notes

Negai Ema Sticky Notes

These bitty notes are only about 2 inches wide, but the design and colors are really charming. I like that these notes are inspired by the kinds of votive picture tablets that are a part of traditional Japanese culture. I get to enjoy some cute stationery and learn a bit about Japanese life all at once!

zen pop stationery kit card decorations

zen pop stationery kit present package

zen pop stationery kit tiny presents

Present Mini Cards

Each of these tiny paper present shapes has a matching folded card tucked under its "ribbon". What a cute alternative to a traditional card—I could see putting this on top of a small gift box or gift card envelope that's a bit too small to be topped with a full-size card.

zen pop stationery kit beach stickers

zen pop stationery kit beachy stickers

Summer Stickers

Some of these stickers are translucent. Some are opaque. All of them are adorable! It's hard not to be cheerful when looking over these summery colors/designs. I'll probably hold onto these and use them to decorate my planner through August!

zen pop stationery kit patterned washi tape

zen pop stationery kit patterned washi

Arigatou Washi Tape

This roll of translucent washi tape says "thank you" in both English and Japanese. I like the rainbow-colored flowers trimming the tape, too. I'll definitely be using this to seal thank you card envelopes.

zen pop stationery kit origami paper

zen pop stationery kit origami paper kit

zen pop stationery kit origami sheets

Chiyogami Paper

Chiyogami is like origami paper but covered in intricate patterns. I'm not awesome at origami (though there is a guide for making a chopstick pocket on the back of the package), but I might use these papers for other crafts, card making, or even as wrapping paper for tiny presents.

zen pop stationery kit bunny bag package

zen pop stationery kit bunny bags

zen pop stationery kit bunny bag and tie

Bunny Paper Pack

I LOVE these cute little bags! They fold out into stout little packages that are about the size of the favor bags you'd find at weddings. I want to have a party where I put candy or a tiny gift inside each one and set them each place setting at my table. There are little ties that go around the ears of each bunny, but it's also fun to leave the bag open with the ears perked up.

zen pop stationery kit panda stationery

zen pop stationery kit quit panda stationery

Mini Letter Set

This pink set comes with stickers, papers, envelopes, and little adhesive-backed labels for writing out addresses. The design features a little illustration of a panda that takes off its "costume" to reveal that it's just a plain ol' white polar bear! So cute!

zen pop stationery kit orange marker

Just Fit Highlighter

This orange highlighter is a bright coral color that I'm not used to seeing in highlighters! To be fair, it behaves a bit more like a marker than a highlighter, but I love seeing the juicy hue streaking across my notes. There are two tips to the marker—one with a chisel tip and the other with a more pointed tip—so you can scribble notes or easily highlight a line.

zen pop stationery kit purple pen

Uni Jet Stream Color Gel Pen

This pen has a bright grape color and a soft, not-entirely-opaque finish. It's comfy to write with thanks to the easy-flowing ink and the soft grip.

zen pop stationery kit marker lines

Here's a quick demo of each pen!

zen pop stationery kit glue marker

zen pop stationery kit marker glue pen

zen pop stationery kit petta to marker glue pen

Petta to Marker Glue

I've never seen a marker quite like this one, and I think it's super handy. The design is the same bear pattern from the stationery set. When you pump the felt tip of this pen, blue-tinted glue flows down it like ink might in a paint marker. The blue glue has just enough stickiness to it to turn any paper into a sticky note, and when it dries, it becomes clear.

zen pop stationery kit orange washi

zen pop stationery kit orange washi

Rink Watercolor Washi Tape

This red-orange washi tape has a watercolor pattern on it, which makes it great for adding a decorative touch to stationery, journal pages, and more. It looks a little funky when set against green or blue-toned paper, but it's fresh and rosy when taped to white or even pinkish paper.

zen pop stationery kit stamp package zen pop stationery kit ghost stamper zen pop stationery kit ghost stamp

zen pop stationery kit ghost stamp pattern

Bonus: Summiko Gurashi Stamp

Eeee! This stamp is SO cute! It's a little ghost wearing an apron with a pad of deep purple ink. I'm so in love with this squishy little ghost. I might use this as my own personal seal on letters and stationery from here on in!

Verdict: There is lots to love in this ZenPop Stationery Pack! I liked all of the kawaii gifts the best, such as the stamp, the bunny bags, and the panda papers. But I liked that there were some pretty patterns mixed in to shake things up. I was happy with the quality of what I got and the authenticity of getting so many actual Asian products to play with!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up today to get the next delivery.

Value Breakdown: At $29.50 for this box, you are paying approximately $2.27 per item.

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ZenPop’s Stationery Pack is filled with unique, kawaii and high-quality Japanese stationery items. There are 10 items in every pack, such as cute stickers, quirky notepads and sticky notes, top-notch writing tools and much, much more. ZenPop's Stationery Pack is handpicked by their team in Osaka ... read more.
Anna Reilly
Anna Reilly
Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she's swooning for all things kawaii!

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That bear is super cute!

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