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    Default Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    Today Iím reviewing Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo ink.

    From Japanese this translates to moonlight and it is a very nice mid to dark blue/ slightly blue-black colour. Itís a very attractive shade and a lovely ink to write with. Iím surprised that I havenít used it much before.

    Tsuki yo didnít suffer from any hard starts or non-starts when I put the uncapped pen down to do swab tests, dry times and water resistance. It felt quite wet while writing.

    It dried quite quickly in just over 10 seconds on the Clairefontaine Triomphe paper and didnít smear after it was dry.

    Available in attractive Pilot Iroshizuku 50ml and 15ml glass bottles from many outlets worldwide. Prices vary considerably so it's worth shopping around for P.I. inks.


    • Flow Rate: Very good - felt quite wet.
    • Lubrication: Very smooth.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Not saturated
    • Shading Potential: Some very nice shading seen, and sometimes a red sheen.
    • Show-Through: Some seen on Moleskine paper.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: A little seen on cheaper paper.
    • Nib Creep / ďCrudĒ: Not seen, even after several days in the pen.
    • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days - easy clean-up.
    • Staining (hands): Washed off of my hands after two washes.
    • Clogging: Not seen.
    • Water resistance: Not a waterproof ink.


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    Last edited by Chrissy; April 16th, 2020 at 01:59 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    My wife and daughter got me a bottle for Christmas a couple years ago and I absolutely love it. Probably my most used non-black ink. It is a wonderful blue to my eye, it flows nicely, and makes nibs feel smooth on the paper.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    That looks like a really well behaved blue.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    I can't seem to jump on the tsuki-yo train. I've tried. But then I jump back off....

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    I can't seem to jump on the tsuki-yo train. I've tried. But then I jump back off....
    Thereís just a hint of teal in it, but thatís enough to keep me away.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    Tsuki-yo really is a charming ink. I love the color! But I experienced it to be difficult on different papers. That's the reason it doesn't work as a daily use ink for me. Unfortunately!
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    And my shopping list just got a little longer. Very nice review. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    An all-time favorite!

    One of the very few inks that I have more than one bottle.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo (Moonlight)

    I'm running this ink through my Pilot Falcon SF nib. I love the colour.

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