Crafted using traditional Japanese dye-making techniques, these Kyo-Iro inks are inspired by places of cultural and historical significance around Kyoto—once the nation’s capital city. Water based and presented in 40-milliliter glass bottles, they offer excellent flow and are resistant to feathering and bleed-through.
Note: This drop is for two bottles of ink. At checkout, you’ll have your choice of colors: Cherry Blossom of Keage (fuschia/pink), Flaming Red of Fushimi (red), Moonlight of Higashiyama (amber/dark orange), Soft Snow of Ohara (deep blue), or Stone Road of Gion (green).
The fuschia/pink ink celebrates Keage’s breathtaking spring landscape, dotted with somei yoshino cherry blossoms in full bloom. The red ink transports us to Fushimi-Inari: the head shrine of Inari, the god of harvest, prosperity, safety, and the fulfillment of dreams. The amber/dark orange ink is an ode to Higashiyama—a historic district full of Kyoto-style machiya houses—while the deep blue recalls a snowy day in Ohara, where you can find a statue of the Amitabha (or Buddha of Infinite Light) in the center of a cedar grove. Gion, the inspiration for the green ink, is known for its stone roads, river, and maiko-san.
Shipping Ink in Cold Weather
Because all fountain pen inks are water based, it’s possible they may freeze during transit. If your ink arrives frozen, simply wait until it has thawed to use it. However, as the ink freezes and expands, there is also a risk it will cause the glass bottle to break. We recommend those living in colder climates exercise caution when ordering this time of year.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Mar 6, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.