Ink Review: Sailor Jentle Sakura Mori

Sailor Jentle Sakura Mori

Review by Laura Cameron

Several weeks ago Ana  posted a photo of Sailor Jentle Four Seasons Inks and I quickly became smitten with the Sakura-Mori (Cherry Blossom).  I thought it was a beautiful peachy-pinky color and I wanted it for my new Cross Botannica (more about that one in an upcoming post).

Sailor Jentle Sakura Mori

The bottle of Sakura-Mori arrived about a week ago and I couldn’t wait to play with it.  I recently watched Azizah’s video (The Gourmet Pen) and I was eager to try out some of her techniques in sampling the ink.

Sailor Jentle Sakura Mori Col-o-ring Swatch

First I created a color swatch using my Col-o-ring book.  While the ink is very salmon-colored, I was interested to see just a bit of purple appear towards the top of the swatch, where I tried to make it the darkest.

Sailor Jentle Sakura Mori

When I moved on to creating some ink splotches, I was shocked to see that there were reds and purples, in addition to the pinks and oranges.  I really enjoyed seeing other ways the ink appeared in applications other than a fine nib in writing, where it only appeared in the light pink color.

Sailor Jentle Sakura Mori Close-Up

As I added text to the larger sample, I was really pleased with the way the ink performed. It wrote very smoothly, and flowed evenly onto the page.  I do note that it is not very water resistant, and all attempts, even those left overnight, were pretty affected by water. This would, however, make a beautiful pale pink wash if that was something you wanted.

DISCLAIMER: This item was sent to me free of charge by JetPens for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.


Laura is a tech editor, podcaster, knitter, spinner and recent pen addict. You can learn more about her knitting and tea adventures on her website, The Corner of Knit & Tea and can find her on Instagram as Fluffykira.

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  1. I haven’t tried Sakuri Mori yet, but I’ve ordered a sample and will be trying it soon. I love pink inks, especially soft, peachy-pink colors. And this one looks like it will have plenty of shading along with those complex colors underneath. Thanks for this review! You did a fantastic job pointing out all the different features of this beautiful ink.

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