Omaezaki Ocean (Lapis Lazuli Sky Blue?) – Bung Box

Sailor is my favourite ink maker (ex-aeque with J. Herbin). Sadly their most interesting inks are available only in Japan or from internet retailers. There are few japanese shops famous for their wide and interesting range of Sailor inks. One of most well-known is Bung Box. A lot of people were taken by interesting bottles and intriguing colors. It seems however that recently many ink enthusiasts started to shy away from this line since Bung Box inks became much more bitterly expensive than other Sailor inks.

The line consists of quite a few colors. My list is incomplete and most of the names aren’t translated well. If you have full list of BB inks and/or could gheklp me with correcting english names, help me sort this out  :)

  1. 4B Blue/Black
  2. BB Espresso
  3. Dandyism
  4. Emerald
  5. Enshu Black
  6. First Love Sapphire
  7. Fresh Oranges of Lake Hamana
  8. Fuyiyama Blue
  9. Hamanako Eel
  10. Imperial Purple
  11. Ink of the Witch
  12. L’Amant
  13. Luminous Green
  14. Melancholic Gray
  15. Mocha
  16. Music Black
  17. Nostalgia
  18. Oamezaki Sunset
  19. Omaezaki Ocean
  20. Omaezaki Blue
  21. Orange
  22. Pink
  23. Ruby
  24. Sapphire
  25. Silent Night
  26. Soleil
  27. Tears of Clown

Before I write few words about the ink allow me to start by saying thank you mmg122 for sending me samples of different inks.

And now onto the Omaezaki Ocean. The sample was marked as Omaezaki Ocean but I’m not 100 % sure which ink it is in reality. On Vanness site I saw two inks that may be close to the one I’ve received – one is Omaezaki Azure Sea and the second one is called Omaezali Lapis Lazuli Sky Blue. To my eyes Sky Blue is closer to what I see on the paper,but I’m not 100 % sure. I do realize that Bungbox inks names can be translated in few ways and it may cause some trouble.

Anyway the color is painfully generic and the ink itself is weakly saturated and boring. Sometimes I like boring inks but when IO want to write with boring ink I’ll just use Waterman Florida Blue or Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue that cost  less than a bottle of Omaezaki Ocean / Lapis Lazuli (in Poland Pelikan 4001 costs twenty times less than a bottle of Bungbox).

Ink splash


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Tomoe River, 90 g – Kaweco Sport Classic, B




Leuchtturm1917, Lamy Al-Star, Broad




Cheap no-name notebook, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib




One thought on “Omaezaki Ocean (Lapis Lazuli Sky Blue?) – Bung Box

  1. It’s nice when really light. But it’s definitely not lapis. I’m still trying to find a replacement for Sailor Ultramarine, now that was like writing with lapis lazuli.

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