Maruzen Athena Eternal Blue

Maruzen is a big brand department store in Japan. They carry their own line of pens and inks named Century and Athena. It seems most of their inks are made by Sailor. I’m not sure how many inks they offer at the moment but I know they have some stunning colors in the line up. It seems follwoing inks were / are offered to customers:

  1. Akane (limited edidion, Nihomnashi branch)
  2. Eternal Blue
  3. Hatobanezu
  4. Lemon
  5. Midori
  6. Renga
  7. River Blue
  8. Sepia (Athena branch)

If anyone is able to complete the list, I would be grateful.

Tinjapan sent me a sample of two of their inks – Eternal Blue and Midori. Thank you Todd ;)

Eternal Blue is an intriguing ink – normally I dislike similar hues but this one offers some nice level of complecity that makes it interesting. It’ll never become my first choice but I admit I was hooked for a while. Depending on the nib / paper combo the color may vary quite a lot.The ink behaves well but truth be told I’ve been using it for three days.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Color Range


Tomoe River, Pilot CH 74, M




Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Sport Classic, B




Kokuyo Campus, Pilot CH 74, M




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