Iroshizuku Take Sumi

2022-08-04 00:00

This was kind of the ink that started it all for me. Before this ink I just focused on black inks that dried really fast.

Then I got this one, and realized that inks that dried fast but not very fast still worked for me. And a few months later I had a handful of ink bottles and used the next 5 years not buying that much ink and using it all.

This is the black Iroshizuku ink.

I loved it so much. The bottl was so cool, and the ink looked so dark and black compared to the black inks I’ve used. Another thing I fell in love with was how much better the writing experience was.

I’m not sure what the correct wording for this is, but some inks feel more lubricated than others. It feels very smooth to write with, while others feel dryer. It is kind of like it feels wetter.

I still have a bottle of this ink. My second one. Black isn’t something I use a lot, but sometimes I do.

Made with ❤️ in Bergen, Norway by Eivind Hjertnes