Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu Gaki

Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu Gaki is apparently winter persimmon, which a tomato lover once told me was a form of devious tomato. While I do not necessarily agree with that view, I do think the ink is too far along the red path to call itself a persimmon (or even a ripe one for that matter).

Iroshizuku Fuyu Gaki is frankly the most repugnant of the Iroshizuku inks I’ve tried so far. Not only is it very prone to bleeding, it completely disappears when wet. And I do mean disappears: The resultant dilution is so significant that the ink barely leaves a proper tint on the paper on drying.

This is probably the first time I would say that I cannot recommend this ink, unless one happens to really really like the color and cannot find an exact replacement for this exact hue.

Shading – Minimal
Bleedthrough – Moderate
Feathering – Bad
Sheen – None
Smear Resistance – Disappears on contact with water
Drip Resistance – Disappears on contact with water
Flow – Normal

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