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Kyonooto Bengarairo


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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:41

Kyonooto inks are made by or for Takeda Jimuki company and are available in two lines: Kyo No Oto and Kyo-Iro. Kyo no Oto inks are said to be traditional japanese colors that has been used since heian era (roughly 1000 years ago),and expressing a tinges that have been nurtured in long history and profound culture for long time.

 

I'm a huge fan of both lines and wanted to try two new inks as soon as I learned about them. Unfortunately, the cost of shipment from company's Rakuten shop is bonkers so I canceled my ordered. Happily, one of FPNers - MythicalUnicorn sent me a nice batch of ink samples to try. Burengairo was one of them.Thank you Daniel.

 

 

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Bengarairo surprised me. I expected some kind of pinkish bordeaux. Instead, it's like cinnabar red (?). I dunno. Anyway, the ink behaves rather well.  

 

 

 

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Color range

 

 

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Oxford, Kaweco Classic Sport, medium nib

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, medium nib

 

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Water resistance
 
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 15:45

Nice review! Cinnabar sounds good. I first thought of copper but cinnabar (mercury sulfide) is much better a comparison! Thanks for the information that the Kyonooto inks are split into those two lines.


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 21:04

An attractive ink & especially for this season of fall.  I am glad to know there re more colors available in these inks.  It reminds me of a Robert Oster ink I just received, "Frankly Scarlet," created for Federalist Pens, 2nd anniversary, but I think part of his regular line of inks.

 

Thank you for your introduction to this ink & I will keep a watch for it's appearance in the US.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 18:20

Not really a color for me (the closest to it that I actually like is Diamine Terra Cotta, which a bit lighter and more orange-tinged, and well, the color of terracotta planting pots).  But thanks for the review.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 20:28

Very nice review!

 

This is one of my very favourite red-browns.  The name in Japanese means "colour of Bengal", I believe.  I found a shop in Rome which had a stock, and immediately bought three bottles- so I have a secure supply of this wonderful ink! :) 



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 04:03

Nice looking ink thanks and very reminiscent of begara urushi. This company has a great line of inks. 



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 05:56

Only place I've been able to find it is at the TAG shop in Japan.


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:16

Only place I've been able to find it is at the TAG shop in Japan.

 

Yes, same here. My order is arriving monday.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:44

I wrote TAG asking why this ink is not readily available. The answer;

 

Dear XXXXX
Hello, Thanks for your inquiry about our products.
This is Nakai from TAG STATIONERY.
We are sorry that this is the limited edition for domestic market.
It isn't distributed outside Japan.
We are glad to hear you are interested in it.
But for now the only way to get it is purchasing in our website.

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 07:15

Stilo & Stile might be the shop mentioned by Quadratus.


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#11 Quadratus

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 10:10

Yes, Stilo e Stile is the shop in Rome where I bought my stock of Bengara Iro.  

 

In London there is a wonderful and relatively new shop called Choosing Keeping (https://choosingkeeping.com/), which stocks Kyo No Oto inks (https://choosingkeep...oto-ink-bottles) but I don't think they have the Bengara Iro.  It is a pity these wonderful inks are so hard to find outside Japan.

 

One suggestion I have is to use White Rabbit Express (https://www.whiterabbitexpress.com/) a company that specialises in finding Japanese goods that can't ordinarily be found outside Japan.  They will buy and package them for you for a small price.  I used them for buying the Iroshizuku "Edo-Murasaki" purple ink that Pilot brought out again for a limited period at the 2020 Tokyo Pen show, and found their service excellent.



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Posted 02 September 2020 - 15:56

Hate to see an ink that I believe I will like, that is so hard to come by! Thanks for the review!


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 02:18

Great review. Love the kitchen towel ink splotch. Reminds me of Diamine's Ancient Copper, though this has better shading.



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Posted 04 September 2020 - 18:02

Well, since this thread was started, the Kyo-no-oto inks have become a bit more readily available in the US.  I don't know about this color, per se, but I bought a bottle of Sakuranezumi yesterday in Bob Slate Stationers in Harvard Square, and I know a couple of online sellers carry the Kyo-no-oto inks (I think that Anderson Pens is one of them, and quite possibly also Vanness).

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