Ink Review #651: Kingdom Note Thysanostoma Thysanura


Kingdom Note Thysanostoma Thysanura aka Purple Jellyfish is from the Jellyfish collection, manufactured by Sailor and sold exclusively in the Kingdom Note Tokyo store.


The color:

TT is a medium purple with a small pop of green sheen.



In large swabs you can see the small pop of green sheen.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-just a bit in the flex nib.

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

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the flex nib as well as some feathering in the other nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


TT is similar to Monteverde Rose Noir. Click here to see the Kingdom Note inks together, and click here to see the purple inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Purple with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, I like this ink, it’s a pretty color, dries quickly and has a nice flow, but does have a bit more bleeding than I prefer. I wish it was easier to get in the United States, but Monteverde Rose Noir is a similar alternative.

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 not affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.