Sailor Manyo Hinoki (Dual Shading) Ink - 50ml Bottle
Sailor Manyo Hinoki is a dual shading fountain pen ink that comes in the Sailor 50ml cube bottle and shades from blue grey to purple and green colour. This is one of the four inks in the third release of the Manyo Ink series. The dual shading inks which shade different colors than their base colors when pooling into the areas of high and low concentration on the page.
Sailor Manyo Inks
Flowers have always been a popular poetic subject dating back to ancient Japanese history. This is the theme for Sailor's Manyo bottled ink series. Based on popular flowers frequently mentioned in Japanese Manyoshu an anthology of compiled ancient poems Sailor has chosen eight dye-based ink colors to best represent this vibrant palette range.
"Manyosyu" - Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves - is the oldest (c.759) and most revered anthology of Japan's poetic compilations. Over a period of four centuries, 4,516 poems were written by every class of person ranging from Emperors to merchants and farmers. "Manyo" is an abbreviation of "Manyosyu" and its meaning indicates people of all ranks.
"Manyosyu" is often regarded in Japan as a true expression of the Japanese spirit. The themes of the poems relate to love, elegies, nature, the seasons, and so on. Flowers are especially relevant in Japanese culture and about 1,500 of the poems in "Manyosyu" cover some 160 species of plants and 50 different flowers.
About Sailor Japan
Sailor Japan mission is to proudly maintain their long heritage of over 100 years of quality and technical excellence and perfection. Made exclusively in their Hiroshima Japan factory using the best quality materials available, Sailor is very proud of their heritage and reputation for producing the best quality inks to enhance every writing experience. They are particular well renowned for their amazing range of colours and for their fountain pen friendly pigment inks.