Pilot celebrated their 100th anniversary with some vey expensive fountain pens and a set of 7 limited edition Iroshizuku inks. I decided to break the set up into 2 groups to review them. This time let’s take a look at Fukurokuju, Hoteison and Jurojin. You can find the 50ml bottles of these inks at Pen Chalet.
Hoteison is a dark green-black. Fukurokuju is a medium green and Jurojin is a cool, light purple.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
The inks took 30-40 seconds to dry.
Water resistance: Low
Feathering: Low-there was just a little bit of feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia and Leuchtturm.
Show through: Medium
Other properties: All three had medium shading. Hoteison and Jurojin both had a tiny bit of sheen.
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was lots of feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as a bit of bleeding.
Hoteison is closest to Sailor Jentle Miruai. Fukurokuju is close to Robert Oster Opal Green. Jurojin is warmer than Ajisai, but not as warm as Robert Oster Summer Storm.
I used a Bond Travel Gear A5 notebook. I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Crossed Lines, a TWSBI Eco Transparent Green and a Pelikan M600 Violet, all with medium nibs. The inks all had a wetter flow.
Overall, out of the three I like Jurojin the most. It’s a pretty color, and I’m really enjoying it in the Pelikan M600 Violet right now.
Disclaimer: I purchased these inks myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.