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Product Code IS-SL-13-1008-212

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2ml sample of Sailor Shikiori Sakura-mori fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. Sakura-mori, or Cherry Blossom Pink, looks exactly like the soft pastel pink petals of the cherry blossom tree.

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

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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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.


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Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Marya R.
Beautiful Ink!

I got this ink specifically to journal with while on our trip to visit our daughter in South Korea next week. This color is beautiful, well-behaved, and dark enough to see in written form. I've only sampled it so far, but I love it already! (And I just ordered a sample of the Sailor Shikiori Yozakura, so I can have the "evening" cherry blossom color too.

Springtime vibe

This is a beautiful pink that shades toward the coral side without giving in. Compared with Herbin Bouquet D' Antan, it is slightly warmer and brighter. It has a wet flow which might be too much in a large nib. I enjoyed the subtle shading, more pronounced in a swab, becoming darker in the pool but not as complex as I would have liked. Scant movement with a wet brush to the dry swab. Still, a very nice ink and excellent for a pop of springtime color.

Faith N.
Ink Sample

This pink is so soft and subtle, I adore it. It can be used with a light touch or just layered on for a richer tone that still looks so soft and sweet.


Beautiful color and dry time was super quick! No smudging and overall amazing ink

Amanda D.
High shading pink

Really beautiful and well-behaved color. I would recommend use in larger nibs since it runs on the paler side.

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

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.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 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.