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Clairefontaine Color Traveler

Color Traveler Delta Light Blue on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

Hiroshima is a city located on the Ōta River delta. The name of this ink was inspired by the river that flows through the city.

This is a turquoise ink with an average flow.

On Clairefontaine paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler MD paper Tomoe River

Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Tomoe River

Ink

Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima. With large bamboo forests growing on the outskirts, it is no wonder that Takehara has made bamboo their official tree in 1978. Bamboo is also the official special product of Takehara and it can also be found in the city’s insignia. There are also bamboo-related festivals held in Takehara: the Takehara Bamboo Festival in May and the Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival (where bamboo candles are placed around the historic preservation district) in October.

This is a bright green ink with an average flow. I find this ink easy to clean out of the pen.

On Tomoe River paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler Kokuyo

Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

This ink was named after the Yamato battleship built at Kure, Hiroshima from 1937 to 1940. It was not the first nor the last ship to be built at Kure. The ship itself was seen as the epitome of Imperial Japanese naval engineering but it was not the only one. There were other equally capable ships during that period. So I wondered why Color Traveler chose to name the ink after this particular battleship.

After some googling, I found that the name, Yamato (大和), carried great culture significance in Japan. According to Wikipedia, Yamato was originally the name for the area around today’s Sakurai City in Nara, which then by extension became the poetic name for Japan. It is also the dynastic name of the ruling Imperial House of Japan. Thus, it is no wonder that some Japanese citizens during that time held the belief that their country could never fall as long as the ship was able to fight.

Kure Battleship Yamato Gray is a cool grey ink which darkens as it dries. It has an average flow. On Kokuyo Campus paper:

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey fountain pen ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey fountain pen ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey fountain pen ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey fountain pen ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey fountain pen ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler Leuchtturm1917

Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima. With large bamboo forests growing on the outskirts, it is no wonder that Takehara has made bamboo their official tree in 1978. Bamboo is also the official special product of Takehara and it can be found in the city’s insignia. There are also bamboo-related festivals held in Takehara: the Takehara Bamboo Festival in May and the Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival (where bamboo candles are placed around the historic preservation district) in October.

This is a bright green ink with an average flow. I find this ink easy to clean out of the pen. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, a little feathering and a lot of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler Rhodia

Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima. With large bamboo forests growing on the outskirts, it is no wonder that Takehara has made bamboo their official tree in 1978. Bamboo is also the official special product of Takehara and it can be found in the city’s insignia. There are also bamboo-related festivals held in Takehara: the Takehara Bamboo Festival in May and the Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival (where bamboo candles are placed around the historic preservation district) in October.

This is a bright green ink with an average flow. I find this ink easy to clean out of the pen. On Rhodia paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering. I also did not notice any bleedthrough except for one spot.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler Rhodia

Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Rhodia

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

This ink was named after the Seto Inland Sea next to Hiroshima Prefecture. From the name, you might have thought that it is a landlocked sea but that’s not the case. It is a body of water separating three of the four main islands of Japan and serves as a waterway connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan.

As the name says, this is a dark blue-black ink. There is a tinge of purple that shows up in certain lighting and papers. Despite the dark colour, this ink is easy to clean out of the pen. It has a wet flow.

On Rhodia paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black ink on Rhodia notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black ink on Rhodia notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler MD paper Midori

Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Midori MD

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima. With large bamboo forests growing on the outskirts, it is no wonder that Takehara has made bamboo their official tree in 1978. Bamboo is also the official special product of Takehara and it can also be found in the city’s insignia. There are also bamboo-related festivals held in Takehara: the Takehara Bamboo Festival in May and the Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival (where bamboo candles are placed around the historic preservation district) in October.

This is a bright green ink with an average flow. I find this ink easy to clean out of the pen. On Midori MD paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Midori MD notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler MD paper Midori

Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

This ink was named after the Seto Inland Sea next to Hiroshima Prefecture. From the name, you might have thought that it is a landlocked sea but that’s not the case. It is a body of water separating three of the four main islands of Japan and serves as a waterway connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan.

As the name says, this is a dark blue-black ink. There is a tinge of purple that shows up in certain lighting and papers. Despite the dark colour, this ink is easy to clean out of the pen. It has a wet flow. On Midori MD paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler Rhodia

Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray on Rhodia

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

This ink was named after the Yamato battleship built at Kure, Hiroshima from 1937 to 1940. It was not the first nor the last ship to be built at Kure. The ship itself was seen as the epitome of Imperial Japanese naval engineering but it was not the only one. There were other equally capable ships during that period. So I wondered why Color Traveler chose to name the ink after this particular battleship.

After some googling, I found that the name, Yamato (大和), carried great culture significance in Japan. According to Wikipedia, Yamato was originally the name for the area around today’s Sakurai City in Nara, which then by extension became the poetic name for Japan. It is also the dynastic name of the ruling Imperial House of Japan. Thus, it is no wonder that some Japanese citizens during that time held the belief that their country could never fall as long as the ship was able to fight.

Kure Battleship Yamato Gray is a cool grey ink which darkens as it dries. It has an average flow. There is shading and no sheen. On Rhodia paper, there is no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey on Rhodia notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey on Rhodia notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Color Traveler Rhodia

Color Traveler Delta Light Blue on Rhodia

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

Hiroshima is a city located on the Ōta River delta. The name of this ink was inspired by the river that flows through the city.

This is a turquoise ink with an average flow. There is shading and no sheen. On Rhodia paper, there is no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Rhodia notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Rhodia notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.