Review by Laura Cameron
I love Iroshizuku inks, so when Ana handed me Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji ($9.90 for 15 mL) for review, I couldn’t have been more pleased.
Momiji, or Autumn Leaves, is a wonderful pinkish red that makes me think of my favorite trees in the fall.
On the swatch I couldn’t quite capture all of Momiji’s colors. You can definitely see the red leaning pink.
But somehow that swatch doesn’t convey the depth of the red, or the orangey sheen that I get in heavy applications.
In regular applications, primarily with my Delike dip nib pen, I got varying shades of red and pink.
As with all Iroshizuku inks that I have tried, the ink performs well. It is neither too dry, nor too wet, but just right for my use. The only drawback is that Momiji doesn’t appear to be very water resistant (and I don’t appear to be very smear resistant!).
In terms of color comparisons, Momiji is definitely more red than Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu Gaki, when is much more orange. While I think Momiji tends to a deep pink at times, it also doesn’t have any of that pink or orange of Sailor Jentle Sakura Mori. It’s not quite as red as BBS Watermelon Red, nor is it as pink as Lamy Vibrant Pink.
At least in the swatches I have, Momiji seems to be a color unto itself. And one I need more of!
- Paper: Crossfield Journal ($24.00) and Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50)
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80).
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10)
- Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji ($9.90 for 15 mL)
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.