Many of the inks from Japan have a linkage to nature. This collection of dye-based fountain pen ink, the Shikiori line, has four colours that represent the evening tones of moon and night each season. Yozakura has a subtle violet tone. Yokaki is close to a light oxblood. Yonga is a rich blue. Shimoyo is almost like a blue black.
Sailor says that the pro color series and gentle ink have been paired to create the Shikiori series.
The ink comes in an classy squarish bottle. An elegant look. The bottle is small, 20ml.
Yokaki - Summer Night Bonfire
This is a beautiful almost oxblood red. It has a crisp colour. Great flow, I have been using it and find it works great in both business and personal use.
Great bottle (good for filling pens, and good looks) and a beautiful writting ink.
Only downside is the price. These are 20 ml bottles.
Shimoyo - Dark Blue
Oh my, this is a beautiful rich dark blue with very good flow. It lays a very good line on the paper. I am finding that I really like the density and the tone of the ink.
I like the bottle as it taller than wider and that helps with filling. I compare this ink to the other lines of Sailor ink and it is the shallow squatty bottle that makes them next to impossible to use with a large nib.
There are sixteen colours in this collection. More information as I acquire some of these inks.