Japanese Kyo-no-oto Fountain Pen Ink Bottle, 40ml


Made in Kyoto, using natural pigments, these highly performant (no bleeding, no feathering) inks are suitable for fountain pen use.

We have adapted theĀ impossible names given by the manufacturer to some more usable alternatives - but these colours have been chosen for their historical provenance, dating back to the middle ages. This period, known asĀ Heian, is notable for the refinement of itsĀ court nobles, whose main life's purpose was the obtainment ofĀ beauty,Ā taste, and sophistication. Aesthetic refinement extended to theĀ field of colour, each symbolising a particular emotion, denoting a particular sense of place or person most notably found in classicĀ literature such asĀ The Tale of GenjiĀ andĀ poetry.Ā 

Like the Japanese court nobles, think about using colour in your writing as a way to express your feelings, to add a layer of meaning to your correspondence...

Quantity: 40ml
Permanent: No
Fountain pen friendly:Ā Yes