Sailor Kobe # 04 Ijinkan Red

QslPHK.jpgKobe (神戸市 Kōbe-shi) is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bayand about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. Its name comes from “kanbe” (神戸), an archaic title for supporters of the city’s Ikuta Shrine. Kobe became one of Japan’s 17 designated cities in 1956.

Kobe is famous for its shirines and nioce architecture but among fountain pen and ink afficionados the name Kobe cause increased heart-rate. The city is a home of Nagasawa-Kobe stationery shop that offers incredible lione of more than fifty inks made by Sailor.

At the moment Nagasawa-Kobe offers 52 inks:

Ijinkan Red looks stunning. It’s kind of Carmine Red. I was surprised once I tried the sample because I was expecting the ink will be red without carmine undertones. Anyway I find this one amazing. I would appreciate if someone who has it / tried it could sharte some scans or impressions. If my sample is right I’ve found one of best “reds” ever.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Color range


Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B





Leuchturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B





Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9



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