on salePilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code PN69215

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on salePilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code PN69215

In Stock

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MSRP $29.66

50ml glass bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Old Man Winter (fuyu-syogun) grey fountain pen ink.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
19.3mm (0.76in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 54 reviews
Charlie M.
Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun

This is a lovely color and has become my go to for every day use.

Jeremy M.
Great ink

Great ink, a little more bluish gray than silver gray. Darker than silver. Great color and ink though.

James P.
Austerely beautiful ink

I bought this ink expecting a graphite gray, which I like very much. But, on a whim, I didn't ink one of the XF, F-nib pens I usually use, but rather a medium cursive italic. And what I got wasn't graphite, but a stunning blue-grey. I've checked reviews on other sites, and what I've found is that when swabbed or dripped onto paper, this ink has much more blue than it does when laid down with a medium or finer nib. When laid down with a cursive italic on my usual Clairefontaine paper, this ink has a chilly, austere, serious look to it. I use it at work all the time. I have only about 30 bottles of ink in my office, but of those 30, I use this one and Akkerman Delft Blue about 90 percent of the time. I use it only in a couple of pens with italic nibs because it doesn't show up as well with a fine nib, so those pens have become my de facto favorite pens. No matter. I love this ink.

A favorite

A very pretty ink- it flows well, and dries quickly. It's probably my second favorite ink. No more smears in my bullet journal!

Kathryn C.
Beautiful ink

This ink flows very smoothly and evenly in my Lamy LX (extra fine nib). The color is as I expected thanks to the swatches shown on the product page.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.