The days are getting shorter, and the nights colder, but Sailor Sakura-Mori will keep that summertime feeling all winter long.
This beautiful pink ink is part of the 8 new Sailor Season’s colors, and is a reissue from their Jentle line of inks. Sakura-Mori is packaged in Sailor’s 50ml glass bottle, with a plastic reservoir to help with filling. This review was done with a Sailor Pro Gear M, Lamy Safari 1.1, and on Rhodia No. 18 blank paper.
Sakura-Mori translates to cherry blossom forest, and that accurately reflects the soft pink hues of the ink. The ink behaved similarly between nib sizes. Sakura-Mori has a rose pink color that shades to areas of deep magenta. The ink has a fairly matte appearance that didn’t strain the eyes like so many pink inks. Shading was moderate compared to other sailor inks, but Sakura-Mori still provided a nice range of color.
I thought the flow was a little drier than most Sailor inks, but there was low feathering and little to no bleedthrough. Saturation was moderate, as was shading. Dry times were normal, around 25-30 seconds, and clean up was easy. Sakura-Mori didn’t hold up well to water, but it was possible to make out the writing after the water had washed out the ink.
While I didn’t fall in love with the color, Sakura-Mori is a very nice pink. Compared to other pinks like Kosumoso, Sakura-Mori is much more subdued and suitable for every day writing. It is a beautiful bright pink without running into the neon category.
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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