Kyo No Oto Bottled Fountain Pen Ink

Kyo No Oto Bottled Fountain Pen Ink


Kyo no oto fountain pen inks are made in Kyoto Japan and are hand-crafted according to traditional Japanese dyeing techniques. The Kyo no oto colours have been used since the Heian era, roughly 1000 years ago, and are an expression of it’s rich history and profound culture.

The water-based Kyo no oto fountain pen ink comes in 9 different colours.

No.1 Nurebairo (Black): has been used for the name that represents a woman’s glossy black hair just like feathers of a crow.

No.2 Imayouiro (Pink): is a safflower red colour which gained attention in Heian era. It is what Japanese ancestors called ‘modern color’. It was preferred by women.

No.3 Kokeiro (Green): was inspired by one of the Japanese aesthetics ‘Wabisabi’. It is located in the garden of Kyoto with the glimpse of culture of Kyoto.

No.4 Yamabukiiro (Gold): is the plant rosaceae kerria genus. This color has been used since ancient times.

No.5 Aonibi (Navy): is the moon floating in the dark sky, the Kyoto city with silent moonlight. Aonibi is the combination between pale black and indigo. It represents dignified atmosphere in the deep pale night sky.

No.6 Adzukiiro (Russet): is inspired by the color of Adzuki Beans, which have been used since ancient times for both culinary and ceremonial purposes.

No.7 Hisoku (Blue Secrets): this light, greyish blue-green ink is inspired by the colour of Hisoku (literally "Secret Colour"), a type of celadon pottery that was highly valued in classical Japan.

No.8 Urahairo (Leaf Green): is inspired by the delicate color found on the undersides of leaves, which is used in traditional Japanese textiles.

No.9 Keshimurasaki (Offset Purple): this deep purple ink is inspired by the dyes used in traditional Japanese textiles.

40ml bottles.

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