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Kakimori #04 Karari on Midori MD

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For Karari, Kakimori describes it as:

Fresh like an endlessly clear sky. Karari describes a bright, cloudless day. With this blue in hand, a break in the clouds is never far away.

Kakimori website

Karari is a sound effect with several meanings. It can be used to depict open, clear or unobstructed. It is also used to show weather clearing up.

This is a pigment-based ink with a wet flow. The colour is a lovely medium blue. Like the other Kakimori inks in this series, the pigment can be hard to clean out of a pen, especially when it has dried. It also takes a longer time for the ink to dry when writing. I didn’t time it but the drying time is long enough for me to notice the difference.

On Midori MD paper, there is shading, a slight sheen that is hard to see and even harder to photograph, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Slight sheen in the darker areas where ink had pooled

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

Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari 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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Kakimori #01 Po on Muji Planting Tree

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Kakimori is the name of a stationery store in Tokyo. In late 2021, they released a line of pigment inks with names inspired by Japanese onomatopoeia. They are housed in cute round glass bottles meant to evoke the shape of a water droplet on a flat surface.

Each ink has a brief writeup that evokes a certain imagery and feeling for the colour. I admit that I bought some inks based more on the imagery it evokes than any actual interest in the colour itself. For Po:

A colour tucked away in our hearts. Po is the way we blush when falling in love; the warmth of a face admired from afar.

Kakimori website

I’m tickled that Japan has a sound effect for blushing. Granted these are mostly used in manga so perhaps it helps to differentiate between the different types of blushing.

The ink is a bright red colour with a wet flow. In shading, it ranges from unsaturated red to saturated red. I thought the lighter parts do resemble the colour of a person blushing (at least based on what I’ve seen in anime).

Ink colour residue left on fountain pen nib

I expected it to be harder to clean out the pen due to the fact that it’s a pigment ink but it was easy to clean out of the barrel. I did not have to dismantle the pen. The problem is with the ink that had dried, like those on the nib. It was hard to clean away the dried ink and soaking in water did not seem to make much difference.

On Muji paper, there is no shading, no sheen, a lot of feathering and a lot of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Kakimori #01 Po ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Kakimori #01 Po ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Kakimori #01 Po ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook

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

Writing sample of Kakimori #01 Po ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Kakimori #01 Po ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook

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

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Kakimori MD paper Midori

Kakimori #01 Po on Midori MD

Ink

Kakimori is the name of a stationery store in Tokyo. In late 2021, they released a line of pigment inks with names inspired by Japanese onomatopoeia. They are housed in cute round glass bottles meant to evoke the shape of a water droplet on a flat surface.

Each ink has a brief writeup that evokes a certain imagery and feeling for the colour. I admit that I bought some inks based more on the imagery it evokes than any actual interest in the colour itself. For Po:

A colour tucked away in our hearts. Po is the way we blush when falling in love; the warmth of a face admired from afar.

Kakimori website

I’m tickled that Japan has a sound effect for blushing. Granted these are mostly used in manga so perhaps it helps to differentiate between the different types of blushing.

The ink is a bright red colour with a wet flow. In shading, it ranges from unsaturated red to saturated red. I thought the lighter parts do resemble the colour of a person blushing (at least based on what I’ve seen in anime).

Ink colour residue left on fountain pen nib

I expected it to be harder to clean out the pen due to the fact that it’s a pigment ink but it was easy to clean out of the barrel. I did not have to dismantle the pen. The problem is with the ink that had dried, like those on the nib. It was hard to clean away the dried ink and soaking in water did not seem to make much difference.

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

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po 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 Kakimore #01 Po ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Midori MD notebook

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