Ink Review #649: Kingdom Note Mycena Pura


Kingdom Note inks are made by Sailor and include a lot of small ink collections. They are only sold by Kingdom Note in Tokyo so they can be hard to get in the United States. Mycena Pink, aka lilac bonnet or pink mushroom, is from the Fungi series.


The color:

Mycena Pura is a light, almost cherry blossom pink.



In large swabs you can see some of the pretty shading.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:


Mycena Pura is closest to Robert Oster Cherry Blossom. Click here to see the pink inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Pastel Pink with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly wet flow.

Overall, it’s a lovely pink. It’s well behaved, but it’s a bit light in smaller nib sizes. Unfortunately it’s hard to get in the United States.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a reader for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.