Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku momiji (Autumn Leaves)

Momiji is a bright pinkish red ink that translates to Autumn Leaves from Japanese. It’s a vibrant pinkish/magenta red colour, not a fire-engine red.

It’s a well-behaved ink that flowed very well through my pens and felt nicely lubricated to write with. I didn’t notice any skips or hard starts when I put the uncapped pen down to do swab tests, dry times and water resistance. I also didn’t see any feathering on the papers I wrote on. It has some shading and can sometimes sheen gold on smooth papers.

Available in attractive Pilot Iroshizuku 50ml glass bottles and 15ml small bottles worldwide.

  • Start-up: Immediate.
  • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
  • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen, even after a week in the pen.
  • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days – easy clean-up.
  • Staining (hands): It took three washes before my fingers were clean.
  • Clogging: Not seen.
  • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof but it is water resistant.

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