Refreshing Glass Penmanship Meets Inks of Edo



Inspired by colours long beloved in Edo era Japan, esteemed fountain pen and writing instrument brand Sailor have entrusted their own in-house Ink Studio to blend a series of original inks exclusively for sale at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi. Drawing on decades of experience at the hands of master Ink Blender Osamu Ishimaru we find the traditional Japanese colours of tetsukon, a sumptuously deep blue tinged with hints of green that recalls the fashion for indigo dying in Edo, and baikōcha, a rustic yellow-green with overtones of Japanese tea, a colour said to be beloved of famed Edo era Kabuki actor Onoe Kikugorō I.


Providing the purest way of enjoying these painstakingly recreated colours is glass artisan Tsuyoshi Kawaguchi who has produced clear nib dip pens so that you can see the original colours in all their glory. Possessing a cool serenity perfect for the summer season, Kawaguchi's glass pen designs come in a range of designs to match all tastes and are engineered with penmanship and calligraphy connoisseurs in mind in his Kamakura atelier to ensure the nib carries the ink with precision.


The ink from Sailor is available in strictly limited quantities in store, so be sure not to miss out.
(Colours pictured may appear differently on your computer or device)


Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Building 5F, Stationary Section


Original ink available: June 28th - July 4th, 2017
Glass pens available: June 28th - July 11th, 2017

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