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Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-gao

Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-gao is a navy blue color in Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The ink, like all the inks in the Iroshizuku family, is named after a piece of nature, in this case a morning glory flower.

Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-gao is brighter-than-normal navy blue color that is great for every day use. It’s not quite as popular as Kon-peki, it’s greener cousin, but it’s also an excellent ink. This is a good work ink, not quite as bright as Tsuyu-kusa, the line’s royal blue.

Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-gao is a great writer, with reasonably quick drying times and excellent legibility. It is lacking in some of the depth and complexity of the rest of the line, making it seem more like a standard blue and less like the luxury blue that we’ve come to expect from the Iroshizuku family. It’s still a great ink, but with so many great blues available it doesn’t rise to the top of the list.

Asa-gao Chromatography Results

Asa-gao is a pure blue color that is composed of varying shades of blue. There is a hint of pink towards the more saturated end of the strip with some pink tones in the middle, but this is very much a blue ink. This chromatography test ran a bit too long, hence the ink collection towards one end of the paper, but we do also see some black there, which gives Asa-gao a bit of extra depth and legibility on darker papers.

Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-gao Information

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Manufacturer Pilot
Ink Color Blue
Secondary ColorBlack
Bottle Size 36 ml
Waterproof No
Archival No
Quick-drying No
Tamper-proof No
Fluorescent No
Lubricated No
Cartridge No
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