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Shikiori Fountain Pen Ink, 20 mL, #220 Shimoyo (Frosty Night)


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Shikiori means "four seasons" in Japanese. These premium inks from Sailor capture the magic of each season in a bottle. Use them with any fountain pen, dip pen, or brush. Click the Product Description tab to learn more, or browse the colors below:

20 mL, #201 Shigure (Winter Rain)
20 mL, #202 Tokiwamatsu (Pine Green)
20 mL, #203 Nioisumire (Sweet Violet)
20 mL, #204 Miruai (Seaweed)
20 mL, #205 Souten (Azure Sky)
20 mL, #206 Doyou (Day of the Ox)
20 mL, #207 Yamadori (Mountain Bird)
20 mL, #208 Okuyama (Remote Mountain)
20 mL, #209 Irori (Hearth)
20 mL, #210 Yukiakari (Snowlight)
20 mL, #211 Wakauguisu (Young Warbler)
20 mL, #212 Sakuramori (Cherry Blossom)
20 mL, #213 Fujisugata (Wisteria)
20 mL, #215 Kinmokusei (Fragrant Olive)
20 mL, #216 Chushu (Harvest Moon)
20 mL, #218 Yodaki (Bonfire)
20 mL, #219 Yonaga (Long Night)
20 mL, #220 Shimoyo (Frosty Night)


The flagship of Sailor's fleet of fountain pen inks. Shikiori is a gorgeous selection of 20 colors inspired by the beauty of Japan's four seasons. We aren't sure if it's the power of nature or the ingenuity of Sailor's chemists, but there's definitely something special about these inks. Every color is exceedingly well-chosen, and every color is formulated to behave perfectly in fountain pens.

Sailor is known among fountain pen users for making technically superb inks, with excellent flow, no feathering, and no bleeding or show-through on ink-friendly paper. In our studio tests, we were able to confirm Sailor's sterling reputation for ink chemistry. These are exceptionally refined inks, and we had zero issues with them across a variety of pens and brushes used in our tests.

Each Shikiori color is distinct, with surprising sheen in some colors and dramatic shading in others. Even if you own another blue-green, for example, the Shikiori version will add something new to your ink collection. We hand-painted swatches of each color on watercolor paper, so you can see how it looks in different concentrations and with different angles of light reflection.

Sailor Shikiori inks come in beautiful, square glass bottles with ten-sided gold caps. The heavy base ensures that your bottle won't tip over when filling converters and piston pens. An elegant white and gold outer box provides extra protection for the bottle when not in use. Finally, each bottle comes with a sticker sheet to identify which ink is in your pen, plus a small fold-out Shikiori color chart.

20 mL per bottle. Water-based dye ink (not lightfast.) Made in Japan.



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We are an independent retailer trusted by artists since 2015, and our expert staff are happy to help you with any questions you might have about our products and services. We love helping our customers choose colors, build gift packages for friends, and get started with new tools and materials. We can also take special orders for items not listed on this site.


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Shikiori Fountain Pen Ink, 20 mL, #220 Shimoyo (Frosty Night)

Shikiori Fountain Pen Ink, 20 mL, #220 Shimoyo (Frosty Night)