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**update** Return Of Sailor Limited Edition Inks


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#1 Randwulfr

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 17:57

Good news for all fans of Sailor's limited edition inks (and better news for those folks who weren't able to lay hands on these inks before stocks were depleted). It looks as if Sailor has re-released SEVEN of their beloved limited editions, and it sounds as if these will now be available on a permanent basis (so people won't have to go into full hoarding mode, and the stocks can be distributed more equitably among those who would like some).

 

My point of contact has been Atsu, who operates on eBay as "cool-japan." I believe he is well-known to many FPNers, some of whom may have guessed that he was the source of my information. His price for the yama-dori was $24.99. (I've also purchased Bung Box, Maruzen Athena, and Nagasawa Kobe inks from him. If you want hard-to-find Japanese ink, I think Atsu is the person for you.) I did not want to advertise this until Atsu gave me the OK; I now have his permission, so here's what he has sent me to share with you.

 

Happy shopping to all!

 

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Second, regarding how to contact me, it's the best way for me if people can contact me on ebay first (http://www.ebay.com/usr/cool-japan). There is still a possibility that the maker runs out of their stock temporarily, but probably I can meet people's request or order even if it takes time a little bit, because the limited edition has been changed to the regular product.

By the way, re-released inks are:

山鳥 Yama-dori
奥山 Oku-yama
常盤松 Tokiwa-matsu
匂菫 Nioi-sumire
海松藍 Miru-ai
蒼天 Sou-ten
土用 Do-you

Thank you so much.

regards,

-Atsu



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#2 Jadie

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 18:37

Yessssssss~~~~!!!

*runs off to check out ordering options*

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#3 Pentulant

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 19:40

Wheee!


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 21:33

Searched ebay at the link provided and found none of these inks. Do you have a more exact URL?



#5 pelicanachic

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 03:50

I think it is too expensive. The lowest price in rakuten is ¥840. Even the highest is ¥1000 which is equivalent to $10 or less

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:38

I just paid my invoice for my Yama-dori order.  It's at cool-japan!



#7 migo984

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:20

I think it is too expensive. The lowest price in rakuten is ¥840. Even the highest is ¥1000 which is equivalent to $10 or less

 

Can you provide the links please?


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:01

I just paid my invoice for my Yama-dori order.  It's at cool-japan!

 

Could you please link me to the Yama-dori? I can't seem to find it on his ebay site.

 

Thanks,

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:38

 

Could you please link me to the Yama-dori? I can't seem to find it on his ebay site.

 

Thanks,

Kev

 

They aren't on his site I don't think. Randwulfr's post above includes the info about how to email cool-japan direct.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 13:18

 

Can you provide the links please?

 

 it is the original japanese site.

 

 http://search.rakute...&nitem=&x=0&s=2

 

I recommend you to use google chrome because it is equipped with auto translation in case you don't speak japanese.


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#11 saskia_madding

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 13:56

It's true that $25 is expensive given the initial cost of the ink, but comparatively, it's not bad.  White Rabbit gave me this quote:

 

$8.74 for the ink

$5.14 shipping to White Rabbit

$11.11 White Rabbit Express service fee

TOTAL of $24.99, exactly Atsu's cost.  If you buy more than one, the shipping to WRE will go up, as will the service fee.  And none of that includes shipping to North America.

 

 

We have to face it, guys.  Unless we can find a place that we can order directly from that will ship to North America from Japan, we might be out of luck.

 

 

I have ordered one bottle of Tokiwa-matsu, Yama-dori, and Miruai.  I'm going to compare them to the old bottles and make sure they are the same before I start stocking up.

 

One final note - http://item.rakuten....enter/12003896/ - that makes it look like Shigure is also getting re-released.  I've asked Atsu about it and I'll report back what he says.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 14:24

It's true that $25 is expensive given the initial cost of the ink, but comparatively, it's not bad.  White Rabbit gave me this quote:

 

$8.74 for the ink

$5.14 shipping to White Rabbit

$11.11 White Rabbit Express service fee

TOTAL of $24.99, exactly Atsu's cost.  If you buy more than one, the shipping to WRE will go up, as will the service fee.  

 

 

We have to face it, guys.  Unless we can find a place that we can order directly from that will ship to North America from Japan, we might be out of luck.

 

 

I have ordered one bottle of Tokiwa-matsu, Yama-dori, and Miruai.  I'm going to compare them to the old bottles and make sure they are the same before I start stocking up.

 

One final note - http://item.rakuten....enter/12003896/ - that makes it look like Shigure is also getting re-released.  I've asked Atsu about it and I'll report back what he says.

okay. I understand. I didn't know the international shipping is included. 

 

that makes a more reasonable price. 



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 18:52

I have ordered one bottle of Tokiwa-matsu, Yama-dori, and Miruai.  I'm going to compare them to the old bottles and make sure they are the same before I start stocking up.

 

Will you let us know your findings?  Pretty-please?

:D

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 15:14

I definitely will.

 

Breaking news - Shigure is also among the inks being re-released!  I've already ordered mine.  It's the best purple ever.  :)


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 17:48

 

Good news for all fans of Sailor's limited edition inks ...

 

Randwulfr! Thank you for giving us all the heads up on these inks. I've contacted Atsu and made my order.

 

It's interesting that these 'Seasons' are at least coming back to the Japan market. Personally hope they'll become available through US distributors as well.


 
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 20:49

Thanks for the clarification on ordering. I've now ordered 1 each of Yama-dori and Doyou. I look forward to using them both.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 21:27

Atsu says these are all becoming part of the regular Jentle lineup; that availability should be good going forward and that they are not a limited edition.

 

This seems even better news.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:54

Does this mean most of the usual retailers (save Goulet's) will be carrying these Sailor inks that have been added to the regular lineup of Jentle?

 

Kev



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:34

I can confirm. I went into my local pen shop yesterday and by chance they had a box of the new Sailor inks behind the counter. I inquired about it and was told the same thing about how they are being added to the Jentle line of inks. Got myself a bottle of Miruai and will be back for Yama-dori!

 

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 13:46

I emailed a couple of US retailers that carry Sailor products (JetPens and iSellPens) to see if they are planning on adding these inks to their stores. JetPens said they'd think about it, Todd at iSellPens said he can only sell them if his distributor starts stocking them, and the ETA is unknown. (I have no affiliation with either retailer, I am just a customer hungry for ink!)



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 13:51

I emailed a couple of US retailers that carry Sailor products (JetPens and iSellPens) to see if they are planning on adding these inks to their stores. JetPens said they'd think about it, Todd at iSellPens said he can only sell them if his distributor starts stocking them, and the ETA is unknown. (I have no affiliation with either retailer, I am just a customer hungry for ink!)

 

Ooooh.  I will email JetPens too so that they know many people would be interested.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 14:19

I asked engeika if they would stock them but he said that they dont have them yet, which sounds hopeful! However as I was too impatient for the Yamadori I have already ordered one bottle from cool-japan! Thank you so much for telling us about these. I have been trawling the net the past years to get some Yamadori!!


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 15:48

I am so excited everyone is going to get to try three of my favourite inks EVER - Shigure, Tokiwa-matsu, and Yama-dori!  

 

I can only hope everyone so excited about these inks will consider doing reviews.  Hmmmm???  :P


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#24 randomthinks

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 17:43

I've sent atsu a message through his eBay account.  We'll see what happens.  I would prefer not to deal with Rakuten or deal with a Japanese only language site.  We'll see how he responds.

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 00:53

Atsu replied to me.  He will not be selling these through his eBay store.

 

He asked me to send him my PayPal address, and then he sent me an invoice for $24.99  including shipping .

 

One bottle of yama-dori heading my way soon.

 

I am PSYCHED!



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 12:49

This is VERY exciting....that Sailor would bring back limited editions as perms! I am very impatient to try the fabled Yama-Dori and have not seen any reviews for Shigure. Not familiar with Tokiwa-matsu (but will look it up). 

 

HOWEVER, wasn't there a Sailor ink which was a blue-black which shaded like mad and had a sheen? Am I dreaming about it? I know I saw a review of this one and it's off the market now. I have searched the reviews but have not found reference to it. Am I just dreaming about this one? I thought it might be Yama-Dori but I don't remember it as being that turquoise. 



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#27 saskia_madding

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 13:41

Is this the blue-black you're thinking of?  

 

Tokiwa-matsu - it is one of my older reviews, so the format is different and the paper is too, but among all the pictures I took, you should get an idea of that it looks like.  

 

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I haven't done a review of Shigure, but here are a few snapshots.

 

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#28 Readymade

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 13:48

Glad to see Do-you in the lineup. I like that ink :)


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#29 Fabienne

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 14:33

Wow! Sakia, you hit the ball out of the park! Now I will have to get them all. Yama-Dori was probably the ink I was thinking about, and it can look less green I think under some circumstances and on some papers. High shader though, very high. So....it automatically makes my list. Tokiwa-Matsu is outrageous, must have...it's all things in one green and the color is perfect! Shigure is a great color and great shade. I can see a trip to the Poor House in my future. However, I can write nice thank-you notes! 



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#30 saskia_madding

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 15:50

Here are my two main Yama-dori pictures.

 

This one is in a Sheaffer S5 triumph nib.

 

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And this one is in a 1.3 Minuskin stub on a Parker 51

 

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YUP!  It's definitely  my favourite ink!  :D

 

This has shown me that Iclearly need to do a review of Shigure.


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