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Your Favorite Japanese Inks?

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#1 InkyAddiction

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 14:54

Hello FPN.

 

My first post here, and a bit of a crosspost from /r/fountainpens, but I figured I would tap your infinite wisdom while I can!

 

I'm currently in Japan, and have picked up quite a few inks so far:

  • Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo
  • Bung Box Sapphire "First Love"
  • Bung Box Kabayaki Hamanako Eel
  • Custom Green Sailor ink for Morita Pen Shop in Osaka
  • Sailor Maruzen Eternal Blue
  • KWZ Ink IG Turquoise
  • Kobe Ink #6 Bordeaux
  • Kobe Ink #44 Seaside Home
  • Sailor Jently Yama-Dori

ANYWAYS, while my wallet is crying no, my fountain pens are crying yes, so I'm turning to you guys: If you were in Japan right now, what inks(obviously ones that I haven't gotten yet) would you get/recommend. Would love to hear your guy's opinions!

 

Side note, Iroshizuku is so(relatively) crazy cheap here! Like $14 a bottle.



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#2 Fuzzy_Bear

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 15:56

Store exclusives...bung box and the like.
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#3 InkyAddiction

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 18:00

Store exclusives...bung box and the like.

Bungbox Sapphire and Eel, as well as the Maruzen Eternal Blue, and Morita Pen Shop Green are all store exclusives. Even Kobe inks are kinda a store exclusive.

 

 

I was more requesting specific ink names, or other hidden brands that I hadn't listed :/



#4 Waski_the_Squirrel

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 18:19

I have really liked the Kyonooto inks.


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#5 Fuzzy_Bear

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 18:23

The reason I mentioned them add a group instead of cookies is because they are stupid expensive out of country and sometimes near unobtainium in status.
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:09

Kyo-iro Soft Snow of Ohara is my favorite ink, but one can now get it online from various shops.  While in Japan, you might as well look for inks that are not available elsewhere.



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:17

Ku jaku from Iroshizuku is my current favorite... just love the way it looks in the bottle and on the page.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 05:04

The whole complement of the season inks of Sailor :)
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 17:14

The Kingdom Note inks by Sailor are really awesome store exclusives. Their bird line has a couple really spectacular blues and the purple jellyfish is also a favorite.


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#10 Mech-for-i

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:27

Since my daily writing are mostly done with a F or EF nib I have my preference towards darker hue and good flow in an ink, I like Sailor Jentle seasons series



#11 Waski_the_Squirrel

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:39

Hello FPN.

 

My first post here, and a bit of a crosspost from /r/fountainpens, but I figured I would tap your infinite wisdom while I can!

 

I'm currently in Japan, and have picked up quite a few inks so far:

  • KWZ Ink IG Turquoise

 

I ended up back on this thread and noticed something new. KWZ is great stuff, but it's a Polish ink, not Japanese. But I compliment you on your taste. This is my favorite Turquoise ink.


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#12 Ronderick

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:30

I would definitely say get one of those store-specific specialty ink made by Sailor - especially the ones that come in the old vase-like glass bottles. Those bottles are tough to come by nowadays.

 

As for specialty inks, they really have a lot of choices - even relatively less well-known local stores in other parts of Japan.



#13 webgeckos

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:36

Pen and Message (Sailor) Cigar

Sailor Jentle Apricot

 

Onago-iro Hachimitsu (Honey)

 

Sailor Jentle Grenade

 

Bung Box (Sailor) Sweet Potato Purple

 

Bung Box (Sailor) Lapis Ocean

 

Hasake Speia Light



#14 Algester

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:39

Pen and Message Cigar
Shousaikan Sei-ran
Nagasawa Shinkaichi Gold
I'm also leaning to the Kyono-oto inks Stone Road of Gion and Soft Snow of Ohara

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:12

Any saturated Sailor ink, especially the store exclusives.
Bung-box, Pen & Message, Shousaikan, etc...

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 18:43

Platinum's Blue/Black. 


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 18:50

For me it is Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku - beautiful green



#18 Driften

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:22

I would definitely say get one of those store-specific specialty ink made by Sailor - especially the ones that come in the old vase-like glass bottles. Those bottles are tough to come by nowadays.

 

 

 

+1 I love pilot Iroshizuku inks but they are easy to get off Amazon these days for a good price. I would really search for the store exclusive Sailor inks in the old style bottles.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 13:18

You went all the way to Japan for Yama-dori?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:01

Sailor Kiwa guro black.





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