Category: Tomoe River

  • Vinta Mulberry on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Vinta Mulberry on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Mulberry (Ubi 1663) is the full name of the ink. Ubi refers to purple yam and 1663 marks the Mindanao monarchies’ victory against the Spanish invaders. The ink is a warm purple and has an average flow. Like the other Vinta ink I’ve tested, I encountered a gentle burping of ink a few times, […]

  • Diamine Aqua Lagoon on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Diamine Aqua Lagoon on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Diamine Aqua Lagoon is a medium turquoise that leans a little towards teal. It has an average flow. I like this colour, turquoise but not quite your typical turquoise, to keep it interesting to look at. On Tomoe River paper, Writing Sample This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below are a […]

  • Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Tomoegawa 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 […]

  • Cult Pens Louise on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Cult Pens Louise on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Lousie is a dark yellow ink from the Deep Dark Inks series exclusive to Cult Pens. In smaller 30ml and 12ml bottles, it is called Little Lou. Louise is one of the three inks launched in May 2021 that were named after Cult Pens’ three longest-serving staff. You can read more about Louise (the […]

  • Diamine Autumn Oak on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Diamine Autumn Oak on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Diamine Autumn Oak is an orange ink with an average flow. Due to shading, this ink can look light to dark with a bit of brown. I can see why so many people love this ink. On Tomoe River paper, Writing Sample This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below are a […]

  • Birmingham Glassmith on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Birmingham Glassmith on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Glassmith is a medium teal with an average flow. On Tomoe River paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough. Writing Sample This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper. […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Hard Rime on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Lennon Tool Bar Hard Rime on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink This ink colour was inspired by the look of hard rime freezing on the leaves of coniferous trees. Having spent all my life in a place without seasons, I have no idea what hard rime means. From Wikipedia, rime is a type of ice that “forms when supercooled water liquid droplets freeze onto surfaces”. […]

  • Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Yundoumuhua on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Lennon Tool Bar Yundoumuhua on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Lennon Tool Bar is a Taiwanese company founded in 2014. Their focus is on producing and promoting the craft of indigo dying. Then they started producing fountain pen inks, and were known for their beautiful blue inks. Yundoumuhua is an ink from Lennon Tool Bar’s Indigo Series. What I find fascinating is that depending […]

  • Diamine Eau de Nil on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Diamine Eau de Nil on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Diamine Eau de Nil is a medium teal colour ink that leans more blue than green. It has an average flow. On Tomoe River paper, there is shading and a little sheen, but I don’t find the sheen to be very noticeable. There is also no feathering and no bleedthrough. Writing Sample This is […]