Like a good cup of tea, it’s hard to beat Sailor Shikiori Rikyu-Cha!
Sailor Shikiori Rikyu-Cha is named after a historical figure that had significant influence on the tradition of tea ceremonies. The depth and beauty of the tradition is reflected in this gorgeous ink. The Shikiori line comes in Sailor’s recognizable 20ml glass, rectangular bottle that makes the pen filling process easy, and Sailor Shikiori Rikyu-Cha is also available in cartridges. This review was done with a Pilot Prera F, a Pilot Vanishing Point B, and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
When mixed with even a little water, we begin to see shades ranging from deep browns to greens and blues. In a fine and broad nib we are greeted with its signature green-brown hue with a small amount of shading visible in a broad nib.
This incredible ink has low feathering and bleedthrough, an average dry time of 20-30 seconds, and is very easy to clean up after use. The shade range goes from a light tan tinged with green to a deep warm brown after only three layers.
Sailor Shikiori Rikyu-Cha truly stands out from the crowd and invites you to enjoy a vivid and unique writing experience. Writers and artists alike will find this ink livens any collection.
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 one for you.
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