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  1. In case the title gets truncated this is Sailor Ishida bungu Hakodate twilight vs Kingdom Note Garrulous lidthi vs Kingdom Note Entoloma virescens vs Bungbox Ozaemaki Ocean.
  2. Here is a review of one of the Sailor inks made for Ishida Bungu shop on Hokkaido, Japan. This one is called IAI135 "School Brown". I'm not certain of the reference to IAI135 whether it is an identifier of a particular school in Hakodate, or a class, or what. Perhaps someone from Japan can help educate us on its meaning. The ink is really great though. Similar to Sailor's Do-you, but not as dark, and somewhat cooler in hue. Some of the images seem to have captured the ink color too darkly. I've reviewed as usual on Mohawk via Linen, Hammermill 28lb inkjet, and Tomoe River papers.
  3. white_lotus

    Sailor Ishida Bungu Hakodate Yama

    I had written up this review a while back during my "Green Phase", but apparently never posted it, perhaps because I wasn't as complete as usual. This is definitely not in the category of murky, or muted, greens. This is a fairly bright, but somewhat chalky green, leaning heavily towards blue. It appeared in my review of four Sailor greens, and many commented on their dislike of the color. I don't think it's bad, but it's definitely outside the normal range. I'm sure other manufacturers have colors like this, but it's somewhat unusual in the Sailor range. The sun was shining quite brightly t
  4. white_lotus

    Sailor Ishida Bungu Hakodate Curry

    Here is a review of one of the rare Sailor inks for the Ishida Bungu shop on Hokkaido, Japan. The ink refers to a famous curry served up at a local curry house of long standing. The coloring of the ink is really great. Reviewed on Mohawk via Linen, Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, and Tomoe River papers. I seem to have lost my waterfastness test sheet, which it must surely be around somewhere, but not available when I want to photograph it. This ink is one of the most washed away by water that I've encountered in my tests. There was some bleed through here, but only where I had hammered the c
  5. This is another of the Sailor store exclusive inks. This ink is made especially for a small store on the northern island of Hokkaido. The inks for this store are all themed for special foods and places of Hokkaido. One of them is based on the Hakodate gagome seaweed. There are other seaweeds that are considered "better" and this seaweed was something of a castoff. It was a bothersome pest. Then a businessman and seaweed harvester decided he was going to do something about this seaweed and show how it could be used and eaten. And he harvested the seaweed, and through proper processing perfect
  6. white_lotus

    Sailor Ishida Bungu Shibusumi Black

    This is one of Sailor's custom inks for a particular shop in Japan, in this case the Ishida Bungu shop on Hokkaido. According to google maps, it's a 7 hour journey by train from Tokyo. They have a small line of six inks focusing on the food, places, and colors of that area. I bought the full set. This is their custom black. Most people are thinking "Why spend extra money for a black ink? Are you crazy?" I think I am crazy lucky to have bought this ink, for it is special. It can be shady, and on the right paper it will sheen. I think it's a great soft black. Being based on a sumi color (as in
  7. This is a series of ink reviews "blues reviews" covering nearly all the blue inks in my collection that I haven't yet reviewed. This ink is one of the custom inks Sailor creates for certain stores in Japan. This ink was created for the Ishida bungu shop on Hokkaido in northern Japan. I'm not sure if these inks are available any longer. Tested on Mohawk via Linen, Hammermill 28lb inkjet, and Tomoe River.
  8. Several folks have seen my reviews for some of the Sailor Japanese exclusive inks and wanted to see a comparison. In a four-way comparison there are Kingdom Note Tanna japonesis "Evening cicada" Bungbox 88 Green Tea Kobe #28 Suzuran Green Ishida bungu Hakodate yama "Hakodate mountain" The Kingdom Note ink is a nice olive green. The "88" has been seen before in comparison with BB Dandyism. Kobe #28 is a very good yellow-green. In these pics it appears darker than in actuality. The Ishida bungu is quite bright compared to the others, and appears like a blue-green, but I think it's a tint of
  9. Hi Everyone, After reading the many wonderful reviews that saskia_madding has been writing on the Sailor inks, I finally tried all of the Jentle line (except for Black and Doyou) and I of course got hooked! This brand really is amazing and now I’ve fallen in love with Epinard, Miruai, Shigure and Yama Dori! The only thing I am still searching for is one or two blues by Sailor. I don’t love cerulean blues so Souten wasn’t right for me and Nioi-Sumire was beautiful but not the shade I need at the moment. Although I loved the contrast of the red sheen and the blue ink of the basic Sailor Blue, t
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