Maruzen Nihombashi Midori



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. Fukurou (2016 LE)
  4. Hatobanezu
  5. Kirin
  6. Lemon
  7. Midori
  8. Renga
  9. River Blue
  10. 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  ;)

Midori was LE ink that’s practically impossible to get at the moment. When I saw it in Gylyf review I was hooked and ready to seriously start looking for it. Happily I’ve received the sample and while I still think it’s nice ink I’ll tell you a secret. It’s not special. It doesn’t lubricate the nib as well as other Sailor inks, it’s not very saturated in direr pens.  Sure, the color is interesting and it’s good ink but in order to make it shine you need special, wet pen. And in such a pen also cheaper inks that are easy to buy in Europe will look great.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Color Range


Tomoe River, Waterman Carene, fine nib




Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Sport Classic, B




Kokuyo Campus, Lamy Al-Star, F





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