Shizuoka Orange

In my previous post I talked about getting a “hideous” ink for Macchiato Man, which he still hasn’t used. To redeem myself, the next time I went to Japan, I got him something he actually liked.

The problem was I also liked this ink and wanted it for myself, but the shop only allows one bottle of each colour per person, and they didn’t have the full range in stock. So I walked half an hour in the Japanese summer to another branch of Bungukan Kobayashi:

Except it didn’t take half an hour. I’m one of those people that will glance at a map and go “yup, in that general direction we go” and not look at the map again for twenty minutes, you can guess the rest.

So, a bus ride back to the train station, lunch, and two bus rides (another story) later I made it to the biggest branch of Bungukan Kobayashi πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺand picked up the other colours I needed plus another bottle of this deliciousness:

(Clockwise from top left: 52g Tomoe River, Midori, Graphilo, Paperholic)

Closer look at each:

Yes, this ink sheens as much as the pictures show, the sheen is so intense it would actually look purple if left in a pen for long enough.

I love just about every ink Kobabun has to offer and will definitely be putting the rest of the collection on here πŸ™‚


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