As a general rule, I do not purchase ink while traveling. My reasoning is that if a $15 bottle of ink breaks in my luggage I would be out hundreds of dollars in ruined clothes. Yes, I broke my rule.
On my way out of Itoya in Tokyo (after buying some pens I didn’t need) I saw some well-packaged mini bottles of Iroshizuku in a lovely presentation box and that was that…I picked the three colors I wanted and here we are: The Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo Fountain Pen Ink Review.
Yama-Budo in Japanese means “Crimson Glory Vine” and it is a pinkish burgundy color that I really like. Like all Iroshizuku inks, it performs beautifully, well-behaved with a good flow. This ink has really nice shading to it.
This ink isn’t really appropriate for a professional setting but it is a fun color that looks great in a demonstrator.
I am not sure I could go through a full-size 50ml bottle of this one but I feel confident that I will be able to make my way through 15ml.
4 thoughts on “Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo Fountain Pen Ink Review”
I like the look of Yama Budo – but fear it’s a little too close to the bottle of Noodler’s Eel Cactus Fruit ink I already own… Will be interested to see what you think of Shin Ryoku – I think it’s a great, saturated, blue-tinged green. Very tempted to buy a bottle…
I have been loving Shin Ryoku. It’s a wonderful color. I will do a review of it at some point.
Have you got any Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst? If so, how do these compare?
Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately I do not. I had a bottle of Edelstein Aventurine and it became moldy so that put me off of trying other colors.