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Created using the highest standards and variations of color
Ink names derived from Japanese natural landscapes and plants
Enjoy the intense and subtle colors of Japan as you write
Works well with Pilot and Namiki fountain pens
Each 50 ml bottled ink is made from hand blown glass
Angled etched bottle bottom allows pen to use virtually every drop of ink
From a culture that has revered the art of writing for more than a thousand years comes instruments and accessories that celebrate both writing and art. Namiki Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Inks are created using the highest standards and variations of color. The name "iroshizuku" is a combination of the Japanese words "iro" meaning coloring, and "shizuku" meaning droplet. It expresses the variations of color embodied in the image of dripping water. Each ink name is derived from the expressions of beautiful Japanese natural landscapes and plants, which all contribute to the depth of each individual hue. Enjoy the rich and subtle colors of Japan with every stroke of your pen. For every creative endeavor, Namiki provides the ultimate writing tools.
Bluish Dark Gray
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've normally thought blue inks to be boring, and for several years used only blue/black inks, many of them Iron-Gall based. Did not like how IG inks would dry up quickly in the pens, and required extensive flushing on a regular basis. I saw a pen review online and the reviewer mentioned this ink as being in the pen at the time. I liked the deeply-saturated look of the ink, and how it popped off the pages. I ordered a bottle and inked up my driest pen; a MB 146 with EF nib. Boy was I impressed. Not only the color, but the performance. All of a sudden my once-dry, hard starting pen became a juicy pleasure to hold in my hand. Yes, pun fully intended. Not much I can say, since I am inept at describing colors, but picture the sapphire-blue Croatian waters of the Adriatic, and that's the color. Not water resistant or archival in any form, but is not advertised as such. The blue color is truly spectacular. Give it a shot. Oh, and the Iroshizuku bottles are beautiful.
I love chiku-rin! This is my second 50 ml bottle of pilot iroshiziku ink. The color is awesome and vibrant, the ink bottle is elegant. I've attached photos so you can see for yourself! Before purchasing this bottle, I tried the 5 ml sample and love the color so much. Now after I got this large bottle, I even use it for my calculus homework :)
The one complaint I hear from many people who haven't tried this ink and the reason most haven't tried it is becasue of the price. True it is fairly expensive compared to many other good inks but the pleasure of writing with it makes up the difference and more. Compared to other more expensive inks this seems like a bargain. I have had the pleasure of trying most of the colors in this collection and I really do like all of them but orange is my favorite color so I am naturally drawn to this color. For purposes of this review however, I will talk about the characteristics and quality that represent the whole line of colors (I have not tried the newest colors released a couple of weeks ago in the US).
One of the characteristics many fountain pen users appreciate in their inks is how well the shade. I believe these to be some of, if not, the best ink for that particular quality. I also love the fact that they are all heavily saturated, and offer unique colors. I have not...
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