Ink Review #236: Pen Saijiki Jakujoya


It's time for another reader request ink review, so today's ink is Pen Saijiki Jakujoya. Pen Saijiki inks are made by Sailor for the Pen House in Japan. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens


The color:

Jakujoya is a dark purple with some green and copper sheen.


I love that there are two different levels of sheen to this ink, a bright green and a deep purplish copper. Yes, purplish copper is a thing. 


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: Medium-a lot of the blue undertone in the ink washed away but you might still be able to read what it said.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-just a few spots on Leuchtturm paper and Rhodia in the flex nib.

Other properties: Low shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen is mainly in the medium, broad and flex nibs on TR, but you can also see it a little bit in the flex nib on Leuchtturm paper as well.

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng, Pen Saijiki Jakujoya, and Diamine Lilac Night. Lilac Night seems the closest to Jakujoya. 


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow. There is a chemical smell, like most Sailor inks.


Overall, I like this one. It has some lovely sheen and is an interesting color. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.