26 October 2012

November Inks in October

The announcement (::1::, ::2::, ::3::) was that the last three colors of the Iroshizuku line of Pilot inks were seeing the market this coming month of November. Well, it is not yet November, but the inks are already available in the shops in Japan.

Take-sumi (竹炭): bamboo charcoal. A black ink.
Ama-iro (天色): sky color. A light blue.
Shin-kai (深海): deep sea. A dark blue.

The last three inks on a see of Iroshizuku.

Apparently, the Iroshizuku line of inks in now complete. Is this all given its success? Is this all given the much wider selection of colors of other manufacturers?

Sailor pocket pen, 14 K nib – Wagner 2008 ink

Bruno Taut
Yokohama, October 26th, 2012
labels: Pilot, tinta, Mercado, Japón


Shangching said...

I have to say that Iroshizuku line is very friendly for those who like any hues of blue. For some reason, I am still not convinced whether I should get a bottle, even though I like some of the colors.

Bruno Taut said...

You are right on that--bluish varieties are dominant in the Iroshizuku line of inks.

About whether buy an inkwell or not, it would mostly depend on the price to pay. I keep thinking that VERY few colors are so unique as to not to find similar ones made by other companies at lower prices given your location.

Thanks for commenting.


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