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Sailor Kobe # 34 Souraken Tea Green



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Kobe (神戸市 Kōbe-shi) is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bayand about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. Its name comes from "kanbe" (神戸), an archaic title for supporters of the city's Ikuta Shrine. Kobe became one of Japan's 17 designated cities in 1956.

Kobe is famous for its shirines and nioce architecture but among fountain pen and ink afficionados the name Kobe cause increased heart-rate. The city is a home of Nagasawa-Kobe stationery shop that offers incredible lione of more than fifty inks made by Sailor.

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My master - plan is to prepare comparison of full line of Nagasawa-Kobe inks. Not an easy task as they're not the most obtainable inks on the market, but hopefully I'll manage to do it :)

At the moment Nagasawa-Kobe offers 52 inks:

Souraken Tea Green is very cool green. I guess this one could become my favourite green in the Nagasawa-kobe line.

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I like this one a lot. Thanks for your usual great review.

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To my eyes this looks much like #49, Kitano Olive Green...although I suspect I am a tad color blind.

Excellent review. Thanks so much for the time you put into your reviews.

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To my eyes this looks much like #49, Kitano Olive Green...although I suspect I am a tad color blind.

Excellent review. Thanks so much for the time you put into your reviews.

 

#49 Kitano*--like #1 Rokko*--is stonier than the earthy #34 Souraken, however, both colors are gorgeous.

 

I'll definitely pick-up Souraken when it becomes available.

 

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Niiiiceeeeee :puddle: :puddle: :puddle: :puddle:

 

 

I will have to add this to my wish list of Kobe inks ... and I thought I had ALL the ones I liked.. :roller1: :roller1: :roller1: :roller1:

 

 

 

 

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Well it's close relative to Rokko Green but, as stated before, lighter. Apart from good looks it lubricates the nib very well.

 

Claudia - and have you tried Maiko Green? It's cool as well. To be honest I consider Nagasawa-kobe inks the best inks line ever created. Of course there are inks I dislike but the colors aren't boring and most of them share great writing properties. Once they're attainable again, I'll want to stock some of them (now that I've tried almost full line, I can say firmly that Old Foreigner Ward Sepia is my favourite one. Exceptional ink. Also Souraken Tea Green, Maiko Green, Ijinkan Red and, surprisinly Kan-Cho Midnight Blue are amazing).

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Yes, Sourakuen is a wonderful green and particularly lovely on off-white paper, as in your last picture. Thanks for your reviews - these are peerless inks and we all need the full set.

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Nope.. haven't tried the Maiko green... so you better put the review up fast... :D :D

 

I love Sepia and I told you my Ijinkan red did not look like your sample. I will have to get another bottle of that one too... :( :(

 

And YES... a bottle of #51 Midnight Blue is on my list too... :wub: :wub:

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Wow, Visvamitra, souraken tea green is a beautiful shading ink, and I love it on cream-colored paper. Comprehensive review, as always. Thank you.

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I love this colour. :D I think I did a comparison somewhere with this and a few other really close greens, one by Kobe, one not.

 

 

ETA: Found it! https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/249560-sailor-kobe-28-and-34/?hl=kobe

 

#34 on top, #28 on the bottom.

 

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#49 Kitano*--like #1 Rokko*--is stonier than the earthy #34 Souraken, however, both colors are gorgeous.

I'll definitely pick-up Souraken when it becomes available.*These inks arrived at work 5 minutes ago.

Very useful description. Thanks!

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Another pretty green! Nice and dark -- and kindv reminds me of Montblanc British Racing Green.

I appreciate your reviews, Vis!

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To my eyes this looks much like #49, Kitano Olive Green...although I suspect I am a tad color blind.

Excellent review. Thanks so much for the time you put into your reviews.

It appears to be lighter and a tad more yellow than Kitano Olive.

This one is a a definite maybe....

Thanks for the review. It's a Herculean task.

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Visvamitra, this is another of your stellar reviews! I can be pretty confident after one of your reviews whether or an ink belongs on my "must have" list.

 

You've shown me Kobe #34 Souraken Tea Green is a must have! Thank you very much for all the work on the Nagasawa-Kobe line of inks :-)

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