thINKthursday – Sailor Fuji-Musume

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Sailor Fuji-Musume

The 8 new Sailor Season colors will be here soon, so we’re reviewing Fuji-Musume to satisfy your ink appetite before they arrive.

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

thINKthursday – Sailor Fuji-Musume

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

Fuji-Musume is a beautiful light pastel violet that has some great shading and a serene hue. Like Sailor’s other Season inks, Fuji-Musume comes in a 50ml stout glass bottle with a plastic filling reservoir. This review was done with a Pilot Decimo F, Lamy Safari B, and on Rhodia No. 18 blank paper.

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

This ink is inspired from the delicate violet flowers of the wisteria tree that drape like a waterfall when they are in bloom. Fuji translates to wisteria and musume is maiden – the combination is the name of a famous Kabuki dance that has been performed for nearly 200 years.

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

In a fine nib, Fuji-Musume is fairly monotone and is a pastel lavender violet. There is some shading, however it doesn’t produce a pronounced change in color. In a broader nib, the ink shades very well – transitioning from the lighter lavender purple to a dark lilac. In both nibs the ink is a beautiful pastel color that is light and airy.

 

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

Fuji-Musume had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The saturation was fairly low/moderate and the dry times were good at around 15-30 seconds. The ink had no water resistance, but was very easy to clean up.

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

I’ve really enjoyed using Fuji-Musume – it is a beautifully delicate color that brings a serene touch to whatever you’re writing. While it might not be work appropriate, it is a great color for notes and journaling.

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the color for you.

thINKthursday - Sailor Fuji-Musume

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Chris

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