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Pilot Iroshizuku 100Th Anniversary Limited Edition Inks

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#1 Sehn

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 22:49

Hello there!

 

I thought it might be helpful to share pictures of the new Iroshizuku 100th Anniversary inks. I got my hands on Hoteison, Jurojin, Benzaiten and Bishamonten. I'm waiting for the other inks of this line to arrive (should take around 2 weeks) and will then - if you're interested in it - upload other pictures. 

 

Hoteison

 

 

Hotei (布袋) is the god of fortune, guardian of the children, patron of diviners and barmen, and also the god of popularity. He is depicted as a fat, smiling, bald man with a curly moustache. He always appears half naked, as his clothes are not wide enough to cover his enormous belly. He blessed the Chinese, and they nicknamed him "Cho-Tei-Shi" or "Ho-Tei-Shi", which means ‘bag of old clothes’.

 

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Jurojin

 

Considered the incarnation of the southern pole star (南極星 "nankyokusei"), Juroujin (寿老人) is the god of the elderly and longevity in Japanese Buddhist mythology. It is said that the legendary Juroujin is based on a real person who lived in ancient times. He was approximately 1.82 meters tall with a very long head. Besides his distinctive skull, he is represented with a long white beard, riding a deer and is often also accompanied by a 1500 year old crane and a tortoise, as symbols of his affinity with long lives. In addition, he is usually represented under a peach tree, as the fruit of this tree is considered, by Chinese Taoism and corroborated by scientists, able to prolong life as it has antioxidant properties. In his hand he holds a cane and a book or a scroll. The wisdom of the world remains written in its pages. Jurojin enjoys rice and wine, and is a very cheerful figure.

 

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Benzaiten

 

Benzaiten's (弁才天 or 弁財天) origin is found in Hinduism, as she comes from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. While being the only female Fukujin in the modern grouping of seven Fukujin, she is named in various ways: Benzaiten (弁才天), Benten (弁天), Bentensama (弁天様), or Benzaitennyo (弁才天女). When she was adapted from Buddhism, she was given the attributes of financial fortune, talent, beauty and music among others. In many occasions her figure appears in the "Torii" (entrance of the temples). It is common to see her in the Japanese temples. She is represented as a smart, beautiful woman with all the aforementioned attributes. She carries a biwa, a Japanese traditional lute-like instrument and is normally accompanied by a white snake. She is the patron of artists, writers, dancers, and geisha, among others.

 

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Bishamonten

 

 

Bishamonten's(毘沙門天) origins can be traced back to Hinduism, but he has been adapted by the Japanese culture. He comes from the Hindu god Kubera and is also known by the name "Vaisravana" from Hindu culture.

 

He is the god of fortune in war and battles, also associated with authority and dignity. He is the protector of those who follow the rules and behave appropriately. As the patron of fighters, he is represented dressed in armour and a helmet, carrying a pagoda in his left hand. He also acts as protector of holy sites and important places and holds a spear in his right hand to fight against the evil spirits. He is usually depicted in illustrations with a hoop of fire.

 

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Hope this helps some of you since when I ordered them I didn't really find too much pictures! If you have any questions regarding the inks please ask.

 

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#2 A Smug Dill

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 23:43

Thank you so much for sharing the writing samples! Much appreciated.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 23:59

Did you use a filter or anything on these?

 

My hoteison is considerably darker than yours.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 02:43

Thank you so much for sharing these.  I must admit, even though I am a huge fan of Pilot Iro inks, these do not tempt me.  But, who knows how my tastes may change in the future. 


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 03:20

I saw these inks at the 2019 Long Island Pen Show this weekend.

I had my trusty Col-o-ring Ink Testing Book on me, so I compared my ink swatches to the 100th anniversary line swatches on the Fountain Pen Hospital table. I focused my comparison to the new inks shades along side the swatches of Pilot Iroshizuku bottles that I currently own.

I really didn’t see a huge difference in the colors that would make me want to buy anything new.

With that said, Pilot inks are one of my favorites and if I didn’t have any I would have purchased some.

I also inked my Lamy Dark Lilac Pen with its matching Lamy ink of the same name this weekend. That shade of purple stills feel unique and fresh, I am still glad I purchased a 50ml bottle and also multiple packs of cartridges of Dark Lilac, I didn’t feel the same way about the 100th anniversary line. Yet

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:04

Thank you very much for showing this new inks. The line-up of Iroshizuki always interests me and I couldn´t find anything substantial on the new colors yet.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:33

why are these Iros so earthy & subdued? :(

Iroshizuku inks first caught my eye for having pop & bringing brightness to my day... these make me glum.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:59



why are these Iros so earthy & subdued? :(

 

 

From another recent writing sample posted on FPN, I thought Bishamonten looked rather similar to Lamy (2018 LE) Vibrant Pink, which I wouldn't say is earthy and subdued.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 13:09

From another recent writing sample posted on FPN, I thought Bishamonten looked rather similar to Lamy (2018 LE) Vibrant Pink, which I wouldn't say is earthy and subdued.


nah, it's pink like a blushing geisha... not like Lamy which kicks your eyeballs in with fluoro ballerina pointes :D

might be thinking Neon Coral pink though :)

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 15:23

Excluding Hotei-son, I actually prefer their other limited edition like the Edo-Murasaki. Shimbasi-Iro and Fukugawa-Nezu.



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:28

Thank you! My wallet also says thanks as none of them do much for me: I prefer Vert Empire over Hoteison, Ajisai over Jurojin, and I don't like pinks.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:26

Thanks for revealing these, lovely reviews. Looking forward to the others too :)



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:07

Thanks for posting these. Of the four, only Hoteison would interest me, the others just seem rather dull.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 14:20

Thank you for reviewing! I was tempted to get one simply for the limited edition, but the ink colors aren't that interesting to me. Thanks for saving my wallet  :)


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- Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue <B> with Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

- Pilot Cocoon <M> with Pilot Black

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 16:56

Thanks for showing these! I quite like the subdued look of some of these - enough so to (easily) convince myself to order the gift set (with the small 15ml bottles) ;-)



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 20:01

You're welcome! Glad I could help in your decisions. I think you're all perfectly right, so far they aren't really vibrant colors, they look sort of like pastel colors. They're subdued and feel like for example iroshizuku shin-kai; lovely color, but not as "popping" as for example kon peki. However, there can be seen beauty in that, too. For example, the Benzaiten really grew on me the last couple days, even though I never imagined using a pink ink for anything serious. I'm excited for the other inks and will update you all.  



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:29

Great job and thank you for sharing!


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 02:06

Thanks for sharing! I too am interested in Benzaiten. It'd be my first pink ink!



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 12:18

Recently tested the Hotei-son and surprisingly pleased that it has some water resistance to it.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 13:41

Thank you very much for showing this new inks. The line-up of Iroshizuki always interests me and I couldn´t find anything substantial on the new colors yet.

 

I really didn’t see a huge difference in the colors that would make me want to buy anything new.

+1

 

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