Japanese Stationery Sparks Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Mon
    May 08
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 10
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Kimberly & Frank Broz at KRUUHer hobby became their business: Husband and wife duo Frank and Kimberly Broz co-own The Tokyo Pen Shop, an online and brick-and-mortar store that sells high quality Japanese stationery. Former high tech Apple employees, the couple left California and returned to their rural Iowa roots to run a shop they never expected to open. Sparked during a high school trip to Japan, Kimberly's fondness for Japanese pens eventually caused Frank to appreciate them, too. The Tokyo Pen Shop supplies writers, artists, nurses, policemen, homeschoolers, and lots of other people with pens, journals, mechanical pencils, stickers, and a host of other fun products. To hear their story, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Kimberly and Frank Broz.