on saleSailor Shikiori Suberakashi - 20ml Bottled Ink

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on saleSailor Shikiori Suberakashi - 20ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-1008-227

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20ml Bottle

20ml square glass bottle of Sailor Shikiori Suberakashi (Princess' Headdress) fountain pen ink. Princess’ Headdress is a near-black green color of the mid-autumn moonshine reflecting on the royal tresses of a princess. 

The Fairytale Collection by Sailor was inspired by well-known Japanese Fairytales and resulted in four beloved Sailor pens: Dragon Palace, Vega, Princess Kaguya, and Grateful Crane. To accompany these fairytale inspired pens by Sailor, there are now four new Japanese fairytale inks that have joined the Shikiori line! This particular ink was designed to go with the Sailor Pro Gear Slim Princess Kaguya.

These water-based dye inks are designed to help creatives weave enchantment with ink right onto the page in front of them. Shikiori Japanese Fairy Tales inks add a touch of magic to every pen and brush stroke.

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 1 review
An intriguing, green-black ink

The ink is fairly wet and made my Pilot Prera (F) and Sailor PGS (FM) write so well! Its colors range from a greenish yellow on Fine nibs, but suddenly turns almost into a black ink with hints of a dark earthy greens. It's very subtle, almost plain, but sometimes simple is best! The black/green makes its heavy green sheening all the more obvious. Those looking for a black ink with a bit of a surprise while still looking professional won't be disappointed. It's a bit of a thick ink and stains ink windows and converters, making it difficult to tell how much ink there is left. It also means that it bleeds through regular paper noticeably but on the flip side, it behaves well on finnicky paper like checks and receipts! It also handled greeting cards fairly well, even with a Fine nib. It's also prone to smudging on wet pens so be careful when you turn over the page!Water resistance is okay. The green pigment will wash off, but there's a small trace of the black pigment that should remain on the paper, if barely.Compared to other Sailors inks that I've used, it's sort of a cross between the Tokiwa-Matsu and Miurai; It has the earthy tones of Tokiwa, but darker than Miurai and behaves similarly. I chose this one because of its pesto green with black shading as opposed to green/dark brown. I have this paired with the Princess Kaguya and it feels so "right". It's not a "princessly" looking ink, but it sure does write like one! Well behaved, works well in most situations, if a bit temperamental (below average dry time on M nibs). But it is a fantastic ink in its own right!

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.