~ I'd wanted a second consumer-grade Japanese fountain pen but hadn't found any that I liked.
At Shenzhen's MixC World Eslite Spectrum stationery store the Writing Room offered a number of possibilities.
After several visits, the Sailor Shikiori Hisakata Uchimizu F nib pen, formerly Sailor ProColor 500, was purchased.
The merry transaction stumbled along as two delightful staff members sought a converter (吸墨器) for the pen.
Two recent bottles of Sailor's Shikiori ink, Okuyama and Fuji-sugata, have been such fun that a bottle of Shikiori Souten was added today.
Once home, the pen's F nib inked with Souten was everything I'd hoped. It'll serve my marginalia needs while reading.
I'm grateful that a reliable fine nibbed fountain pen of such quality was available here, offered in several colors.
It's a fountain pen which might be recommended to students wanting pens in order to get away from school-supplied pencils.
From Shenzhen's MixC World Eslite Spectrum Writing Room
Sailor Shikiori Hisakata Uchimizu F Nib
Sailor Fine Nib