thINKthursday – Sailor Sakura-Mori

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Sailor Sakura-Mori

The days are getting shorter, and the nights colder, but Sailor Sakura-Mori will keep that summertime feeling all winter long.

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

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.

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

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.

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

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.

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

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.

thINKthursday Sailor Sakura-Mori

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.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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