I’m so sick of winter. Maybe if I use enough happy spring inks it will magically be spring, right? Let’s take a look at Kyo-iro 05 Cherry Blossom of Keage, a pretty cherry blossom pink. I received a sample of this ink as part of an ink sample swap with a pen friend, but you can find it at Pen Chalet.
Cherry Blossom is a lovely medium pink. (I totally mislabeled the swab-my bad.)
In large swabs the ink has some lovely shading.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in all nib sizes, and a little bit of bleeding, so it’s not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper.
I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Crossed Lines with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a dry flow.
Overall, I love the color, but the flow is very dry.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this ink from an ink sample swap. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.