on saleSailor Manyo Haha - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-2009-201

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on saleSailor Manyo Haha - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-2009-201

In Stock

out of stock

$24.00

50ml square glass bottle of Sailor Manyo Haha pastel blue fountain pen ink. This smooth-flowing water-based dye ink is specifically formulated to be safe for all fountain pens.

Goulet pro tip: This ink looks particularly stunning on water-resistant paper like Tomoe River.

Due to the nature of this particular ink, there can be slight variations in the color. This is completely normal. However we have highlighted the most common color swatch we have seen in our images, but your sample or bottle might vary slightly.

About the Sailor Manyo collection:

Flowers have always been a popular poetic subject dating back to ancient Japanese history. This is the theme for Sailor's Manyo bottled ink series. Based on popular flowers frequently mentioned in Japanese “Manyoshu” – an anthology of compiled ancient poems – Sailor has chosen eight dye-based ink colors to best represent this vibrant palette range.

"Manyosyu" - Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves - is the oldest (c.759) and most revered anthology of Japan's poetic compilations. Over a period of four centuries, 4,516 poems were written by every class of person ranging from Emperors to merchants and farmers. "Manyo" is an abbreviation of "Manyosyu" and its meaning indicates people of all ranks.

"Manyosyu" is often regarded in Japan as a true expression of the Japanese spirit. The themes of the poems relate to love, elegies, nature, the seasons, and so on. Flowers are especially relevant in Japanese culture and about 1,500 of the poems in "Manyosyu" cover some 160 species of plants and 50 different flowers.

Condition
New
Brand
Sailor
Type
Bottled Ink
Color
Blue
Bottle Material
Glass
Bottle Opening Diameter
20.6mm (0.81in)
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Shimmer

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

No
Freeze Resistant

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

No
Volume
50ml
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.

No
Lubricated

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

No
Pigmented

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

No
Scented
No
Water Resistant

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

No

Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
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Russel M.
Great Shading ink for drawing

I'm an amature/novice at drawing but I do recommend this Sailor Manyo Haha ink for such. It provides control for drawing light to dark lines without jumps. You can easily hit the light shades, mid shades and dark areas by going back over the lines.

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Anonymous
A soothing ink to use

What a gorgeous color. Highly recommended.

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SueB
Regretting that I bought this ink

Is the color lovely, yes. But it writes so light as to be unreadable and it's so dry that it drags even in my juiciest pens. I have tried this in every pen I own � fine, medium, broad, stub nibs as well as pens that are usually so wet as to be problematic. Hated it in all of them. Writing with it is effortful, it's super light on the page, and the shading properties are oversold. If you're not using Tomoe, forget it. I can't believe I spent so much money on an ink I'll never use.

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Cyndi
Pretty Color

A very pretty grey-blue. When first writing with it, doesn't seem too good but once it dries the color comes out and it looks so pretty. Works really well in broader nibs so that it can really bring out beauty in this very light color

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Rafaela U.
Love this color!

Very pretty ink, some issues flowing but that's probably just my pen

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.