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