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Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo (Moonlight)

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#1 white_lotus

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 21:47

And now to perhaps one of the most famous of the Iroshizuku inks, Tsuki-yo. Well at least famous here on FPN for KaB's "most boring" thread. If you haven't checked it out, you should.

 

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Pen: Edison Premiere (F-Steel)

Papers: MvL=Mohawk via Linen, Hij=Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, TR=Tomoe River.

 

Tsuki-yo is not as saturated as the Iroshizuku Asa-gao, or it's favorite competitor Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite. But is has very good qualities: shading on nearly everything and sheen on less absorbent papers such as TR. You could say it's quite inoffensive in its blue-blackness, but in a way that is also it's charm. It would work in every school or business environment. And for one's own writing it is reliable and readily available. If you like brilliant colors, and retina-searing inks, Tsuki-yo is not for you, at least if it is your choice in ink.

 

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#2 namrehsnoom

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 23:41

Thanks for the review. I'm in the camp that likes this ink. Tsuki-yo and shin-kai are both inks I tend to use at work - not flashy, but still obviously superior to a standard blue or black.

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 00:55

Absolutely love this ink. So much so that I have 2 bottles on hand and a third under the tree for myself...

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 01:46

Your scans make the ink look a lot less green/teal than the sample I got....  I'm wondering if it's the paper.

I tried it after getting a letter from someone who used it (and in an absolutely gorgeous Spencerian hand at that).  But the ink didn't wow me.

Thanks for the review nonetheless.

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#5 white_lotus

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 02:18

It's definitely not teal, or even teal blue, on any of the papers I use.

 

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 04:00

I, too, thought it was blue-black but when I described it as such in another thread, everyone said "no, it's a dark teal". I was especially surprised by this because I bought Tsuki-yo to replace Diamine Twilight and I remember thinking, when I did a comparison, that it was quite similar to Twilight but without its hint of green.

 

A lively back-and-forth ensued. I accepted that my definition of teal was probably too narrow and also that my perception of green might be slightly off. If I lay Tsuki-yo down next to Yama-dori, I can sort of see a teal-ishness but on its own it still looks blue-black to me.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 11:26

It seems to closely resemble my bottle of Akkerman #5 - Shocking Blue, of which Noodler's Texas Blue Bonnet and Thistle Blue-Black powdered clerical ink are also close matches.


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:41

Tsuki-Yo is an interesting ink, I got a bottle as a gift, and despite the fact I'm not a huge blue consumer its got my attention.



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:25

Tsuki-Yo is an interesting ink, I got a bottle as a gift, and despite the fact I'm not a huge blue consumer its got my attention.

I would classify it as a teal, not a blue... But I know colour perception is different from person to person...

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:28

On my monitor it reads as a muted blue at the green end of its range, a calm, pleasant color. I always like to see shading in an ink because it so clearly distinguishes it from ballpoint. Elegant.

 

Thanks for the review!


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