Pilot Iroshizuku Cartridge Inks
Long a favorite with our customers, Pilot Iroshizuku inks are now available in convenient cartridges that can be used in any Pilot or Namiki cartridge-converter pen. Twelve of the most popular Iroshizuku colors are offered, and each box contains six cartridges, each of which has the ink color printed on the cartridge itself.
Looking for Iroshizuku inks for a piston-fill or non Pilot-Namiki pen? Order Pilot Iroshizuku Bottled Inks instead.
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Pilot Iroshizuku inks are inspired by the colors of the natural world. Pilot provides the following guide to the colors made available in cartridges:
Ama-iro (sky blue): This shade of blue conjures up the color of a clear blue sky, unblemished by
even a wisp of cloud.
Asa-gao (morning glory): The summer Morning Glory has long been a familiar favorite of the
Japanese. This shade of blue evokes the refreshing color of a newly blooming Morning Glory.
Fuyu-syogun (rigor of winter): A personification of the harsh and cold winter, this shade of gray is a
nod to the cold, clear air of the severe winter season.
Ku-jaku (peacock): This shade of green calls to the vivid feathers of the richly multicolored
Kon-peki (cerulean): The deep blue is inspired by the color of a vast and clear summer day.
Momiji (autumn leaves): This shade of red conjures up the bright red leaves that are iconic of
Mursaski-shikibu (Japanese beautyberry): Murasaki Shikibu grows wild throughout Japan, adorned
with purple-colored berries. This purple matches the shade of the rich Japanese Beautyberry.
Shin-ryoku (forest green): A beautiful nod to the unchanging color of a dense evergreen forest in a
Shin-kai (deep sea): This blue evokes the deep ocean, its primeval life-source untouched by the
rays of the sun.
Take-sumi (bamboo charcoal): Take-sumi has been used in Japanese homes since ancient times as
a water purifier, to control humidity levels and for its healing properties. The black emulates the
deep, rich black of take-sumi, so familiar to the Japanese.
Tsuki-yo (moonlight): The shade of blue comes from the image of a night sky, dimly illuminated by
Yama-budo (crimson glory vine): This shade of red is a nod to the bright and ripe fruit of the wild,
yet subdued, crimson glory vine.