Soft Snow of Ohara – Kyo-iro

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. 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:

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

The ink comes in nice, practical bottle

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Soft Snow of Ohara has cool name and rather subtle grayish-blue-purplish color. I like this ink but I’m not crazy about it. It behaves well on variety of papers and won’t cause any unpleasant surprise to your pens.

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

ohara_clairefontaine_l_3

Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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ohara_clairefontaine_l_2

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Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9

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Clairefontaine, Sheaffer Balance, EF nib

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Comparison

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