Limited Release Of Old Sailor Inks


It was mentioned today at FPN that in March there will be a limited reissue of eight discontinued Sailor inks. I have used three and like them all.

Phthalo sent samples of Sakura-Mori and Waka-Uguisu a number of years ago. Those samples fall into the rationed ink category and get used at the rate of mere drops on special occasions. Sakura-Mori is quite pale, but a pretty color. Waka-Uguisu is very similar to Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun. Jet Pens sent a bottle of Yaki-Akari in 2010 that has been mentioned in a number of posts as a lovely ink from a wide nib in a clear demonstrator. That would hold true for the other inks as well.

In my opinion, Sailor has made too little effort to supply the U.S. market with its excellent ink so I don’t expect to see it flooding local shelves. If any of the colors appeal to you, grab it should you get the opportunity. Sailor isn’t likely to disappoint.






  1. I briefly caught this discussion on FPN earlier this evening. I am confused about the actual availability of these special re-issues. Are they being made in limited quantities, and only in Japan? It seemed that was the way the “seasons” re-issue was to go, and then they were made available widely, while discontinuing many in the standard Jentle line. I guess I’m interested in seeing what happens next. Needless to say, I would be delighted to try these.


    • Sailor doesn’t seem to value markets outside Japan so ordering from a Japanese retailer may be the only way to get your hands on a bottle. Or you could search Ebay or Rakuten for must-haves of any persuasion. 😉


      • I confess that I have been checking ebay. I keep telling myself that I’m through with chasing after inks, but here I go again…


        • My dad used to say that the chase was half the fun. 😀


  2. Over on FPN, there was a comment that said they were already sold out in Japan. I don’t think there’s much hope of our getting these here. 😦


    • That was at one store. It is unknown whether additional outlets might have some to offer. However, I agree that it is unlikely it will be available at U.S. retailers.


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