Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ink Shot Review: Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo @PilotPenUSA

Another in the Iroshizuku series! One of my absolute favorite colors ever.
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Color: Purple
Bottle: 50 ml
Price: $20.00
Price/ml: $0.42/ml
Where to buy: Amazon
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  • Well-behaved.
  • Beautiful bottles.
  • Awesome sheen.
  • Fun color but not wacky!
  • Shades well.
  • Easy to clean.
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  • Relatively expensive.

If someone really cruel were to force me to pick a few inks that I was able to use for the rest of my life, this would be one of them. There's just something about it.

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Kenny Cross said...

Gorgeous ink. another great review. I will definitely be getting a bottle.

Jen said...

This is the shade of pink I wanted when I bought J Herbin Rose Cyclamen and inadvertantly blinde myself and my niece with its brightness. I have Murasaki Shikibu and Yu Yake. This one will probably be the next on my list...

neil said...

as soon as i saw the first image one of my all-time favourite colours sprang to mind ... j.herbin larmes de cassis! and there it is as a comparison alongside another one of my top favs, r&k alt-bordeaux. lovely colour with an impressive sheen, thanks for reviewing it for us and the colour comparisons are very helpful cheers ;)

Dale Snow said...

Yes! The larmes de cassis comparison is so well-chosen. But why is it so expensive in Europe?

Beatie Turned said...

$20 a bottle? We can pay up to $50 a bottle here in Oz. it is a great ink though. Not sure I'd call it well behaved, but it depends on the paper. I generally use it in finer nibs to mitigate any wayward tendencies, but then that does stop that golden sheen thing happening. Your ink tasting always cracks me up. Great review. Thank you.

Ted said...

I can't justify a second color at this price, but I did shell out for the Yama-budo. Stunning, in the bottle and on the page.

Greg Moore said...

A penpal from inCoWriMo 2015 sent me a sample of Akkerman Purple and its _really_ purple. How would you compare the "purple" above with the Ackkerman? Although this is a pretty ink, imho, appears more on the pink side then the purple. I get such a kick out of you tasting inks. I guess thats the definition of a true Gourmet?

Azizah Asgarali said...

Parkpop Purper? That's definitely more of a true purple than this is. I guess this is a purple pink? :)

Azizah Asgarali said...

It seems all Pilot things are super expensive here. It's painful and totally sucks. :(

Azizah Asgarali said...

This one is at least a little less blinding than Rose Cyclamen :)

Azizah Asgarali said...

Thanks, Kenny! It's one of the first bottles I ever bought and I still love it.

Greg Moore said...

Yes thats it. :) Someday I've going to have to visit The Hague so I can visit the places that gave Ackerman inks their names.

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