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Kokuyo Tsuru Tsuru Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apple Cider on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru

Ink

Apple Cider is part of the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. It has an average flow.

The ink colour ranges from a light yellow to a honey yellow. The lighter parts reminds me of apple cider and the darker parts reminds me of apple cider vinegar. Sometimes it is hard to see what I am writing because the ink lays down light and darkens as it dries. Once dried, I find it fairly readable.

On Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru paper:

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

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

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

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Kokuyo Pilot Sara Sara Tsuru Tsuru Zara Zara

KOKUYO PERPANEP notebooks

Months ago, I came across a display of KOKUYO’s new PERPANEP line of notebooks at Tokyu Hands. “PERPANEP” is an anagram of “pen paper”. Clever perhaps, but I do wish they could have chosen an easier name to remember. I first heard about the notebooks on The Stationery Cafe podcast but I didn’t expect them to see them in Singapore so soon.

There are three types of paper in the PERPANEP line: Tsuru Tsuru, Sara Sara and Zara Zara. The Stationery Cafe podcast mentioned that the sounds of writing on those papers really sounds like “tsuru tsuru” or “sara sara” or “zara zara”. Here’s the link to a video so you can listen and judge for yourself.

The notebooks have a simple and understated look. They are A5 size, contains 60 sheets and cost S$15.30. All the three papers are available in:

  • 3mm grid
  • 4mm grid
  • 5mm grid
  • 4mm dot grid
  • 6mm steno (basically lined with a vertical line in the center)

Tsuru Tsuru

Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

Tsuru Tsuru is a 96gsm ultra smooth paper which was recommended for fineliners and fountain pens.

On this paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, slight sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when written on both sides.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

Sara Sara

Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Sara Sara is a 75gsm smooth paper recommended for ball pens, pencils and gel pens. Although this was not officially recommended for fountain pens, I find that it holds up fairly well to fountain pen ink.

On the Sara Sara paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when written on both sides.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Zara Zara

Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara notebook

Zara Zara is a 90gsm textured paper recommended for fineliners and fountain pens. This paper is noticeably thicker than the other two.

On this paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, slight sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when written on both sides.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

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