Stone Road of Gion – Kyo-iro ink review

To be honest I don’t know much about the company. Some time ago Algester posted topic about Tag Kyoto branch inks. The bottles and colors presented on their site looked nice so I’ve decided to try some of these inks. I’ve managed to buy two on Rakuten and I’ll review them. The inks are made by or for Takeda Jimuki company and are available in two lines: Kyo No Oto and Kyo-Iro. Kyo no Oto inks are said to be traditional japanese colors that has been used since heian era (roughly 1000 years ago),and expressing a tinges that have been nurtured in long history and profound culture for long time.

Kyonooto inks are:

  1. Aonibi
  2. Imayouiro
  3. Kokeiro
  4. Nurebairo
  5. Yamabukiiro

Kyo-iro inks are:

Cherry Blossom of Keage

  1. Flaming Red of Fushimi
  2. Moonlight of Higashiyama
  3. Soft Snow of Ohara
  4. Stone Road of Gion

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Anyway second of the inks I’ve ordered is Stone Road of Gion. The packaging and bottle are elegant and very nice.

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Gion is the name of japanese city. The color of the ink is subtle brown I enjoy quite a lot. The ink is well behaved (no bleedthrough, no feathering), saturation is average (depending on the nib) and flow good.

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Invoice from Rakuten, Pilot Custom Heritage 92, M

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Lyreco Budget, Pilot CH92, M

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Water resistance

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Mini – comparison

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