on saleSailor Manyo Nadeshiko - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-2009-211

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on saleSailor Manyo Nadeshiko - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code SL-13-2009-211

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50ml Bottle

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

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.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
20.6mm (0.81in)
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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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
S. Z.
Lovely well behaved blurple ink, but not quite Milky Ocean

I, as others did, bought this as a stand-in for Troublemaker's Milky Ocean. It's a lovely blurple by itself, but I managed to get a bottle of Milky Ocean soon afterwards and found they're still pretty different. That said, I do think it's a good approximation if you enjoy blurple and shading and a slightly darker colour! The purple tones feels more subtle (you gotta squint to see it) maybe due to the fact on the blue side it only goes to somewhere between true blue and indigo, whereas Milky Ocean goes more into sky blue/cerulean at the far end. The ink has a pretty strong smell almost like paint? It doesn't super bother me, but you do notice when you open the bottle and when you write. I don't think anyone expects fountain pen ink to be super lightfast, but I left a scrap on my windowsill and it faded very fast (noticeable even 1 day later) until it stopped at a turquoise/cerulean blue, losing all the deep blues and purple. Those are the only 'bad' things I'd say about this ink! Nice wet flow, didn't feather or bleed, didn't stain my demo pen and cleaned out super easy!

Too light

I received this in in a surprise me sample pack and am using it in a 0.3mm Platinum Preppy eyedropper converted pen. The colour is a lovely light blue, however it's just a bit too light for me (Rhodia 80g notebook, taking notes for work).

If you love Blurple...

If you love blurple or Troublemaker Inks Milky Ocean (and can't get it like myself) then this is the ink for you. I absolutely LOVE this ink and have been writing with this exclusively since I got this. Even though this ink profile says it's not water resistant, I decided to test that theory and on 68 GSM tomoe river paper (TRP) I was able to highlight my dates using water based highlighters almost immediately without smearing. I wet a Q-tip and rubbed over a phrased back and forth without smearing so I say that's a success! To test it further, I did a quick swab and writing sample on Cosmo Air Light Paper (the paper on the right side of the image I uploaded) and rubbed a wet Q-tip over the Broad Nib 4 times and only got light smearing. I got slightly more smearing on the NullRefill paper on the left (I rubbed over the word shading), but that paper is unique and feels almost like photo paper and ink literally SITs on top of that paper so I'm actually not mad at the amount of smearing on that paper.All in all, I LOVE this ink and would repurchase again and again.

143 with some oomph

If you are a fan of sailor ink studios #143 or Troublemaker Milky Ocean and you want something that shows up in smaller nibs, this one's for you. Lovely purple-pink to blue shading.

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.