Bungubox Omaezaki Ruri-Sora
If relaxation were a color, Bungubox Omaezaki Ruri-Sora would be it!
Bungubox Omaezaki Ruri-Sora is a beautiful, soothing blue inspired by the skies above Omaezaki, Japan. It was one of several new colors released alongside the new Bungubox 30ml bottle, a sort of rounded triangular glass bottle with a graceful divet in the bottom that makes it look like a platform-heeled shoe. Meticulous attention to detail has gone into producing everything from the ink itself to the white outer box. This review was done with a Sailor 1911 F, a LAMY Safari B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Before I get too wrapped up in describing the ink, let me take a moment to focus on the packaging. The folks at Bungubox apparently spent a lot of time tweaking the shape of this bottle and it certainly shows. The bottle is both easy to grasp and bottom-heavy enough to be stable, and all those graceful swooping lines really show off the thick, high-quality glass. It is imprinted with the slogan “Ink tells more” on one side, and the Bungubox logo on the other. The cap is translucent so you can see a little bit of the ink color showing though!
That being said, Omaezaki Ruri-Sora is definitely an ink that would get a lot of mileage in my pens! It’s an even sky blue coming out of a fine nib, definitely not as dark as a royal blue but still quite legible. With a broad nib, you’ll see a TON of shading with hues ranging from a subtle powder blue to a deep medium blue that actually does get pretty close to that classic royal blue. Overall, I got an awesome vintage vibe from the color. I enjoyed that it bucks the trend towards lots of high-sheening turquoise and teals. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good green-blue, but Omaezaki Rui-Sora is a breath of fresh air!
Like all inks produced by Sailor, Bungubox Omaezaki Ruri-Sora behaved spectacularly! The ink had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper (except for in one spot where I tore the paper a bit…Oops!) Dry times were awesome at 10-20 seconds. The ink didn’t produce any sheen, but the depth of shading was phenomenal. It stood up to the water drop test shockingly well. The letters were smudged but still legible, and clean-up was still a breeze!
Bungubox Omaezaki Ruri-Sora is a relaxing color that’s equally perfect for journalling, calligraphy or artwork. It might be a little hard to read for those who need a lot of contrast so I wouldn’t use it for shared documents in the workplace, but after a long day, this color is more relaxing than fresh socks and comfy pants. Ahh… perfect!
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