This light, greyish blue-green ink is inspired by the colour of Hisoku (literally "Secret Colour"), a type of celadon pottery that was highly valued in classical Japan. Each glass bottle contains 40ml of fountain pen ink (also suitable for brush pens) and is presented in a stunning box.
The colours of the inks in this series date back to the Heian era of Japan (approximately 1000 years ago) and were created following consultation with craftsmen and experts in this field. The cuckoo logo is based on ancient haiku poetry and in particular a poem by Basho Matsuo who was the most famous poet in 17th century Japan.
These ranges have been made in accordance with Japanese traditional colors. Craftsman and experts collaborated with TAG Stationery to make these inks.
Kyo no oto and Kyo-iro inks by TAG Stationery work well with all fountain pens, dip pens and brush pens. They are made using water based dyes and are non pigmented inks. Fountain pens require the use of an ink converter. You attach this to the pen in the same way as an ink cartridge, then submerge the entire nib in the bottle of ink. As you squeeze, twist or push (depending on the type of converter or pen) the back end of the converter it will draw the ink inside via the nib. Please repeat the process until the converter is full. Then take a paper towel and dry the nib.
Your second option for using bottled ink requires the use of a pipette. Available at many craft stores. Use the pipette to draw up some ink and fill an empty ink cartridge.
- BOTTLE: Glass
PACKAGING: Card box as shown in picture
SOURCE: Made in Japan