Ink Review #360: Sailor Jentle Sakura-mori


Today's ink is Sailor Jentle Sakura-mori, "Cherry Blossom" from the 2016 Four Seasons collection. "Cherry Blossom" is a great name since it is the color is a perfect match for the pink blossoms. Recently Sailor switched from 50ml bottles to 20ml bottles, but some retailers (like Pen Chalet) still have 50ml bottles left. 


The color:

Sakura-mori is a beautiful spring pink with a heavy yellow undertone.



In large swabs there is some nice shading. You can see some of the yellow undertone coming through.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

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

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Sailor Jentle Peche, Sailor Jentle Sakura-mori, and Papier Plume Garden District Azalea. Click here to see the Sailor inks together. Sakura-mori is brighter than Peche, but not as bright as Garden District Azalea.


Longer writing: 

I used a fine Kaweco Sport Rose Quartz on Franklin-Christoph Sugar Cane paper, which does have a purple tone to it. The ink had a wetter flow.

This Kaweco Rose Quartz is a past special edition, but right now you can find it on Amazon: .

This Kaweco Rose Quartz is a past special edition, but right now you can find it on Amazon:

Overall, you can't go wrong with a Sailor ink. It's a bit light for everyday use, but more useable than Sailor Jentle Peche. 

Disclaimer: Pen Chalet provided a sample for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links.