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I was looking at AltecGreen's post here and decided to order 18 of the 22 inks listed at Rakuten's site here (skipped Yellow & Gold Frontier, & they were out of stock of Bordeaux and Sepia) of these Sailor Kobe inks. Once you order, the communication emails is all in Japanese characters, which I copied into Google Translate, and could pretty much figure out how things were proceeding. It was delivered with EMS, and one of the emails had a tracking number. I didn't get hit with any customs/duty charges. All the charges were in Yen, so I'll find out later how much hit my credit card.

 

Then the bottles arrived with only Japanese identifying characters on the bottles and carton. I matched up the various squiggly characters (no insult intended to our esteemed Japanese members) on the bottles to the squigglies on the packing invoice, which each had an ink number. Then went back to the website to luckily find that they gave a sympathetic english description for each ink correlating with the deciphered ink product number which I wrote down. Lastly, I labeled a yellow sticky on the boxes and on the bottom of each bottle (with some Noodler's White Peacock Paint) so I will always know what I have. Whew!

 

I used a typical glass dip pen to write a short sample, which unfortunately always comes out too generously as compared to use in a real pen, so some of the colors look too dark, but at least I smeared it at the end. So this is more of a listing of these additional Sailor-Kobe colors. I may review some of them in a real pen later. These are thumbnails if you want a higher res view.

 

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/pike444/pens/Kobe-Sailors.jpg

 

 

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/pike444/pens/Kobe-Sailor-Sampless.jpg

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With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

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Thanks, Sam.

1. Are any water-resistant?

2. I'd be afraid to see a Noodlers label depicting the name of Kobe #5.

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You are a rock star.

 

I've been cruising Rakuten trying to decide if my next ink order will be some Sailor Seasonal LEs or (a subset of) these Kobe inks. Your scan has firmed up my choices for when I do order. Thanks!

 

Ryan.

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Thanks, Sam.

1. Are any water-resistant?

2. I'd be afraid to see a Noodlers label depicting the name of Kobe #5.

 

Have not gotten that far, but I guess I could put some water on that sheet now that I have it captured as an image.

 

ROFL...I had the same reaction with "Black Dong" which sounds like an excellent porn star name for Rita's other thread!!!

 

I wonder if any Japanese can tell what the Japanese words mean in English for some of the inks.

 

If you guys order from that link, the number chart/name will help sorting it out...but you still have to match up the squiggly characters on the bottle to the invoice, as the bottle/box does not list the Kobe number (which you need to find the name).

 

I was also surprised that the Blue Sailor we get locally doesn't seem to match any of those blues exactly...probably closest to "Waterfront."

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Thanks for sharing this great range of inks and colours.

And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.

 

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Sam,

 

Great review! I just love #13 Emerald, always looking for something different...

 

I don't know what's going with my PMs. Have to find out.

 

Rita

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Arima is an hot spring area near Kobe

Rokko is a mountain near Kobe

Motomachi is the main shopping arcade

 

 

Mikage and Sannomiya are both train station

 

Samovar, thanks! What about "dong" as in "Black Dong" ?

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

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Good going Sam.

 

I love these inks and rank them as equal to the Pilot Iroshizuku inks.

 

I waiting for my return from exile before I order the rest of the inks I don't have from this series. Of course, they just added the two yellow colors. Nagasawa seems to be expanding the color range. The original series was 16 inks and now it's up to 22.

 

Now to figure out how to get the Sailor Hougado Soseki inks. Unfortunately, Hougado Pengalley does not ship internationally.

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Good going Sam.

 

I love these inks and rank them as equal to the Pilot Iroshizuku inks.

 

I waiting for my return from exile before I order the rest of the inks I don't have from this series. Of course, they just added the two yellow colors. Nagasawa seems to be expanding the color range. The original series was 16 inks and now it's up to 22.

 

Now to figure out how to get the Sailor Hougado Soseki inks. Unfortunately, Hougado Pengalley does not ship internationally.

 

 

Exile... T-3.... and counting....

 

Ahaaaaaaaaaaah! headsmack.gif

 

What's the total T? You need to use SI for time to avoid confusion in units... I got confused.

 

Yellow inks! Eweu!

 

I use yellow inks only for mixing... or writing in the snow...

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Exile... T-3.... and counting....

 

Ahaaaaaaaaaaah! headsmack.gif

 

What's the total T? You need to use SI for time to avoid confusion in units... I got confused.

 

Yellow inks! Eweu!

 

I use yellow inks only for mixing... or writing in the snow...

 

 

The total time is ~3,283,200 s. SI units are not good for everything. They are horrible for E&M. I prefer cgs units for E&M.

 

The yellow inks are not lemon or bannana yellow but more of a gold color.

 

http://en.item.rakuten.com/nagasawa/sonobe/

http://en.item.rakuten.com/nagasawa/originalink-taisanji/

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Exile... T-3.... and counting....

 

Ahaaaaaaaaaaah! headsmack.gif

 

What's the total T? You need to use SI for time to avoid confusion in units... I got confused.

 

Yellow inks! Eweu!

 

I use yellow inks only for mixing... or writing in the snow...

 

 

The total time is ~3,283,200 s. SI units are not good for everything. They are horrible for E&M. I prefer cgs units for E&M.

 

The yellow inks are not lemon or bannana yellow but more of a gold color.

 

http://en.item.rakut...agasawa/sonobe/

http://en.item.rakut...alink-taisanji/

 

SGS are okay in lab experiments. I can live with them. Though, I prefer meters... to stay away from inches as far as possible. You know what happened when engineers mixed up inches with cms. We missed the planet!

 

But... 38 days? It's definitely... RED RUM....

It's a nice name for an ink though.

Something like #4, red kitano = red rum... Looks perfect!

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Good going Sam.

 

I love these inks and rank them as equal to the Pilot Iroshizuku inks.

 

I waiting for my return from exile before I order the rest of the inks I don't have from this series. Of course, they just added the two yellow colors. Nagasawa seems to be expanding the color range. The original series was 16 inks and now it's up to 22.

 

Now to figure out how to get the Sailor Hougado Soseki inks. Unfortunately, Hougado Pengalley does not ship internationally.

 

It's so hard to figure out what is going on. Using google translate is good fun. It looks like the inks on this page are bespoke (custom made ? from other Sailor colors?) and sold out. I can add the Hougado inks to my Rakuten basket, from the google translate, but then I'm not sure if you can check out. Searching the En version of Rakuten doesn't bring up Hougado, Souseki.

 

Check this link....Madonna Purple ???

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

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It's so hard to figure out what is going on. Using google translate is good fun. It looks like the inks on this page are bespoke (custom made ? from other Sailor colors?) and sold out. I can add the Hougado inks to my Rakuten basket, from the google translate, but then I'm not sure if you can check out. Searching the En version of Rakuten doesn't bring up Hougado, Souseki.

 

Check this link....Madonna Purple ???

 

 

Rakuten represents many more retailers than what is on the international site. The international site has the dealers who are willing to ship overseas. Hougado Pengallery does not ship internationally and do not appear there. These inks have been around for a few years and they got Sailor to package them in nicer looking bottles. Hougado PenGallery also have special versions of the ProGear in custom transparent colors that match their inks. Although, Ujuku shop sells a couple of these now.

 

Sailor has an inks works that will make special batches for retailers. This is also true for pens. Unfortnately, Sailor only offers this service to Japanese retailers. According to Leigh Reyes's blog, Mr. Yoshida of Nakaya uses a custom black-brown made for him by the Sailor guys.

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It's so hard to figure out what is going on. Using google translate is good fun. It looks like the inks on this page are bespoke (custom made ? from other Sailor colors?) and sold out. I can add the Hougado inks to my Rakuten basket, from the google translate, but then I'm not sure if you can check out. Searching the En version of Rakuten doesn't bring up Hougado, Souseki.

 

Check this link....Madonna Purple ???

 

 

Rakuten represents many more retailers than what is on the international site. The international site has the dealers who are willing to ship overseas. Hougado Pengallery does not ship internationally and do not appear there. These inks have been around for a few years and they got Sailor to package them in nicer looking bottles. Hougado PenGallery also have special versions of the ProGear in custom transparent colors that match their inks. Although, Ujuku shop sells a couple of these now.

 

Sailor has an inks works that will make special batches for retailers. This is also true for pens. Unfortnately, Sailor only offers this service to Japanese retailers. According to Leigh Reyes's blog, Mr. Yoshida of Nakaya uses a custom black-brown made for him by the Sailor guys.

 

I understand your points, and the Hougado shipping policy, but I cannot give up just like that. Where would the fun be? :bunny01: Next step is to call in some favors from some Japanese friends.

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

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I understand your points, and the Hougado shipping policy, but I cannot give up just like that. Where would the fun be? :bunny01: Next step is to call in some favors from some Japanese friends.

 

 

You could just contact Hougado and see if they will ship.

2020 San Francisco Pen Show
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Pullman Hotel San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
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