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Sailor Cicada Vs Tea Vs Park Vs Mountain. Four Rare Greens

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#1 white_lotus

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:09

Several folks have seen my reviews for some of the Sailor Japanese exclusive inks and wanted to see a comparison. In a four-way comparison there are

 

Kingdom Note Tanna japonesis "Evening cicada"

Bungbox 88 Green Tea

Kobe #28 Suzuran Green

Ishida bungu Hakodate yama "Hakodate mountain"

 

The Kingdom Note ink is a nice olive green. The "88" has been seen before in comparison with BB Dandyism. Kobe #28 is a very good yellow-green. In these pics it appears darker than in actuality. The Ishida bungu is quite bright compared to the others, and appears like a blue-green, but I think it's a tint of that hue. 

 

Done on both Mohawk via Linen and Hammermill 28lb Inkjet paper.

 

One will give a recipe for Provencal garlic soup, the other some Tibetan visionary mythology of the 15th century master Tangtong Gyalpo.

 

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:27

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:32

Beautiful, thank you! I'm really liking the Tanna Japonensis, but if I start straying beyond the Japan-exclusive blues, I'm done for...


Edited by gylyf, 22 April 2015 - 03:56.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 07:32

Hmmm, on this scan I like Suzuran Green most. Thank you for this. I wonder whether you would be able to make close-ups?



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:28

Yes visvamitra. I have reviews coming up and they will have closeups. Hopefully will be able to post later today (EDT).



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:03

Thank you :)



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:29

Thank you for the comparison.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 22:26

Thank you!! The side by side comparison of the store exclusives is very helpful especially when trying to limit ink spending. Tanna Japonsensis is still my favorite, so I'm happy it's the one I have out of the 4 :)

 

 

Beautiful, thank you! I'm really liking the Tanna Japonensis, but if I start straying beyond the Japan-exclusive blues, I'm done for...

gylyf you are definitely in trouble if you stray beyond the blues but Tanna is worth it :P



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 02:58

gylyf you are definitely in trouble if you stray beyond the blues but Tanna is worth it :P

 

Nope, can't do it! It's blue or bust. I'm not even halfway through my list, so the other colors are going to have to wait their turn (or so I keep telling myself...).



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 15:49

Thanks for the lovely comparison.

 

 

Cicada and Suzuran I have... cause they are "my" kind of green... :D ..... BB88 is on its way to mama.... cause is "my" kind of green too...  :lol:

 

Hakodate Mountain.. is too blue for my liking.  I can see is a nice looking ink... but when put side by side with their gorgeous sisters... well, it looks like the ugly duckling   :lticaptd:

 

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 17:52

Yes indeed. Hakodate Mountain is definitely the outlier. And being with the other three it really stands out. At first I was a bit shocked at how "bright" it seemed, but I'm used to it now. And it's not really retina-searing ink. Enjoy!



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 18:18

Nice inks nice review.... again :-) nice recipe....

Will try that bon appetit

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 18:21

Thanks!



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 19:07

 

Nope, can't do it! It's blue or bust. I'm not even halfway through my list, so the other colors are going to have to wait their turn (or so I keep telling myself...).

You are right to have a strategy with these inks! They should come with a "slippery slope ahead" warning :P



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 21:38

Cyber6 - Did you ever get a bottle of Pen and Message Quadrofolio (sp?).  I'm surprised with all this talk of murky greens it's name has not been mentioned.  Perhaps it has become unobtainable, too.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 02:35

Cyber6 - Did you ever get a bottle of Pen and Message Quadrofolio (sp?).  I'm surprised with all this talk of murky greens it's name has not been mentioned.  Perhaps it has become unobtainable, too.

 

Quadrifoglio is not a murky green.  Main reason why I don't have a bottle.  ;)


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:46

quadrifolgio is more like yellow green than murky or thats what it initially looks like

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:56

That Hakodate ink is niiice!!

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 10:25

As far as I know Tanna Japonensis is now no longer available. I had two sources for it (one being cooljapan) and both have come back to say it is not available and Sailor haven't given any indication if it will produce more  :(

I have one bottle of the precious liquid which I am guarding with my life. Problem now is, I'm afraid to use it!



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 11:58

No one yet knows how will the new KN inks will look like besides the news of being aquatically inspired





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