| The color is true to...
, December 31, 2011
The color is true to the color on my screen, and it flows excellently from my
| This is almost a blue-black...
, April 28, 2010
This is almost a blue-black but with too much green to be a true blue-black (I
think). It's a fun color and just as saturated and lubricated as the other
Iroshizuku ink I've tried. Probably one of the few that actually looks like the
color on the box.
| Next to Sailor's excellent...
, February 22, 2010
Next to Sailor's excellent blue-black, and Noodler's deep, deep dark and,
nearly, permanent, blue-black, Pilot's Tsuki-yo Iroshizuku (Colors of Nature)
ink is certainly one of the best blue-black inks that are currently available.
Tsuki-yo, literally Moon-like ("tsuki" means moon), is "Moonlit night," a more
appropriate translation (a beautiful Japanese idiom). The ink has a lovely
intensity and richness that makes many other blue-black inks look watery and
Currently, Pilot manufactures a pretty, well-made fountain pen to match this
color. It is a Custom Heritage 91 model to match Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo. The pen
retails for 10,500 Yen in Japan which is about U.S. $115.00. I have one and it
writes very well with its 14K rhodium-plated nib. I recommend that JetPens
market this model and the other Iroshizuku Custom Heritage 91 pens in Yama-budo,
Yama-guri and Kiri-same (models available as of Feb. 2010). More colors will be
coming out with barrels and caps made of plastic resin that match the various
ink colors, and clips & trim are rhodiumplated steel. They are wonderful writing
instruments to go along with some of the most beautiful inks ever produced.
| Wow. Amazing color, great...
, August 31, 2011
Wow. Amazing color, great bottle design, and pretty much fantastic everything
else. More of a blue-black ink, the tinge of green in it makes for a unique
color and change among more traditional blue-blacks. This is a great color to
use in the workplace as well as just for fun. It's super smooth and the color is
vivid and intense like the rest of the Iroshizuku line, and definitely shouldn't
| I think this ink is seriously...
, November 5, 2013
I think this ink is seriously overrated based on reviews from various
fountain-pen-related forums. The color appear rather washed-out. Maybe
aesthetically it appeals to those who appreciate very subtle color difference
and who are willing to pay a premium for this difference. Admittedly, the flow
and everything are good, but I think the price cannot be quite justified, given
the cheaper and high-quality alternatives.