The other day I finally received a bottle of ink I ordered back in October. I’d pretty much given up hope. Since I believed this particular ink would be my “grail blue”, I was weighing back and forth whether to re-order it from elsewhere.
I opened the package, and together with the bottle, out came this little … ‘thing’! It was flat at first, but I opened it up a bit — it sits here on my desk now. It’s intriguing … someone did all this folding … it’s tempting to open it up in full, but I won’t do that. Would probably never get it back together again 🙂. They hadn’t written anything with it. Here it is again, from a different angle.
It was most definitely worth the wait. Of course I could have bought it here in North America, but the price difference is considerable. I paid less than twenty bucks with free shipping from Japan. Who’s in any hurry?!
I had no idea whether this would be a fast or slow drying ink. I just went for the colour. Now I’m glad I did. It dries in no time, even on Tomoé River paper [that’s a type of paper where it normally takes ages for ink to dry].
I don’t know that my not so scientific samples give full justice to its glory but here you go anyway. They’re written on Tomoé River paper with a medium Pilot nib.