Sailor Yurameku Dategokoro: Ink Review

Sailor Yurameku Data Gokoro Ink writing sample, bottle and swab on desk background

Sailor Yurameku Dategokoro is an interesting purplish-plum color that is far from normal. It has some properties and characteristics that you'd never see coming, so check out the entire review of this ink below!

Sailor Yurameku Data Gokoro Ink writing sample on white dot grid paper

Sailor Yurameku Data Gokoro Ink writing sample on white blank paperSailor Yurameku Data Gokoro Ink writing sample on cream colored dot grid paper 

Ink Review 

Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):

  • ~20 seconds – This ink is a darker, more saturated color, but it still dries in just over 20 seconds.

Drip Test (Water Resistance):

  • Low – If this ink gets wet, it won't hold up well and won't be easily legible anymore.


  • High – The majority of the time, this ink will come out very saturated with colors in the purple range. If it's getting lighter in color, you may be running low on it the ink in your pen because this ink is pretty saturated.

Ease of Cleaning:

  • Moderate – Cleaning this ink out of a pen isn't the worst amongst all of the inks but it takes a bit of effort to get all of it off/out of your pen, especially if you have a demonstrator pen.


  • Medium – There can be a few different shades that show up when using this ink which can range from a slightly more pale looking purple to a deep plum purple.


  • Moderate – There should be no flow issues with this ink but it also doesn't gush out of your pen like some wetter inks tend to.

 Packaging and Aesthetics:

  • 20ml rectangular prism-shaped glass bottle with some color imagery on the label.
  • The opening is plenty wide enough to fill just about any pen up from it.

Sailor Yurameku Data Gokoro Ink bottle and swabIf you're interested in similar colors, check out our Swab Shop where you can compare colors side by side.


Sailor Yurameku Dategokoro is a unique plum-colored ink that has some interesting characteristics that come along with it. Since it's part of the Yurameku collection, it can change colors and the way it looks when used on different papers. It also can have a slight bit of a reddish-purplish sheen to it if it's saturated enough on the page. It's also fun to watch it dry as you write with it. This is because it goes down more blue in color but dries to a more purple-looking color! If you're looking for a semi-professional fun ink, this is a good one to try.

Sailor Yurameku Data Gokoro Ink sample

Sailor Yurameku Data Gokoro Ink sample

Sailor Yurameku Data Gokoro Ink sample

This color is available in a 20ml bottle as well as our 2ml sample size.