Sailor Manyo Inks are a line of inks inspired by flowers written about in the ancient Manyoshu poetic compilations. I recently obtained 5 of the 8 inks. I am hoping to obtain the last three in the near future. Shown below is a quick writing sample illustrating the colors.
Excerpt written from "The Screwtape Letters" by C. S. Lewis
Paper: Seven Seas Crossfield Notebook with Tomoe River 52gsm paper
Pens (in order as written above):
Haha: Italix Captain's Commission with stub nib
Nekoyanagi: Pilot Metropolitan with 1.0 stub nib
Sumire: Lamy Studio with medium nib
Yonagi: Conklin Duragraph with 1.1 stub nib
Akebi: Lamy Aion with medium nib
Sailor Manyo Haha ^
Sailor Manyo Nekoyanagi ^
Sailor Manyo Sumire ^
Sailor Manyo Yonagi ^
Sailor Manyo Akebi ^
While Haha and Nekoyanagi have the wonderful multi-color shading, Sumire, Yonagi and Akebi have strong sheening abilities. Sumire has a lovely red sheen with some nice shading. Yonagi has a strong pinkish burgundy sheen and also shades nicely. Akebi has a strong yellowish-green sheen that is clearly evident on every paper I have used the ink on. Akebi also shades somewhat.
Each of the inks behave very well in all the pens that I have tried them in. Overall, I am enjoying these inks and look forward to getting the others.
Edited by 5Cavaliers, 26 January 2020 - 05:13.