on saleSailor Shikiori Miruai - 20ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-1008-204

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on saleSailor Shikiori Miruai - 20ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-1008-204

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20ml square glass bottle of Sailor Shikiori Miruai fountain pen ink. Miruai, or Seaweed Indigo, is a deep green/teal color.

A set of small stickers with the name of the ink are included for labeling your ink converter, so you can always remember what ink you're using.

This smooth-flowing water-based dye ink is specifically formulated to be safe for all fountain pens.

Sailor's Shikiori ("Four Seasons") line of fountain pen inks features vibrant and unique colors inspired by the beauty of each season in Japan.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
20.6mm (0.81in)
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 4 reviews
Deep Green with Sheen

I think that this was definitely pass as an office/formal ink because unless you're looking very closely it appears black. That the primary reason why I purchased this ink. It's a slower drying sorta dry flowing ink and, is not waterfast. I paired it with a Sailor Pro Gear in broad, with that the copperish sheen comes though on a lot of papers but not all. Overall I really like the ink�it reminds me of the atmospheric phenomenon of 'airglow' which I find quite beautiful.

Rich, Complex Color

The sample image is true to the ink's color: a deep, distinguished seaweed green. It also shines exactly as advertised, especially on Tomoe River paper, though the finer the nib used the less obvious the effect. I can't comment on its water resistance, but it's overall an excellent ink.

Shikori Miruai

This ink is very good quality- moderately dry flow in a Sailor Pro Gear EF, but that allows the fineness of the nib to really show! The color is strong and I really like it! I haven't tested waterfastness or permanence though.

Sasha R.
Solid green-black

This ink is a very pretty dark green. It could even be called a black which shades green. I would describe the hue as pine or emerald. Goulet's picture is a little lighter than my experience, and I have been unable to get any reddish sheening or sheening-adjacent color shift like the Goulet picture might suggest. That said, I think the color is quite nice and the performance of the ink is wonderful.

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.