Iromoyo Stamp Ink - 木賊色 (tokusa)
木賊色 (tokusa iro) refers to the color of a plant called "tokusa" known as rough horsetail. The color is blue deep green like the plant.
Most of the color names in Japan originate from the names of nature, and this Shachihata "Iromoyo" ink pads series was created for you to enjoy more Japanese traditional colors. This is an oil-based pigment ink which creates sharp and bright result for the stamped image. The waterproof ink dries faster than water-based pigment ink like Versa Magic, and the ink pad case can be stacked for easy storage.
We tried this ink on different paper including Traveler's Notebook, MD notebook and Hobonichi techo, and unfortunately this would not be the best ink for Hobonichi techo due to its paper. With traveler's notebook inserts, we ourselves are ok with this ink's ghost (not bleed through but you can still see the image on the back of the page), but if you prefer to have less ghosting on paper, you may want to check out our Versamagic stamp ink collections and soramame stamp inks which are also available in our shop.
We still love using this ink for our Hobonichi techo and Traveler's Notebook (we use blank refill insert for travel journal) in spite of ghosting, so when using we normally decorate the next page (back of the page) with papers to hide the ghosting. We love how fast the ink dries and the colors and sharpness of the stamped image the ink offers (which is difficult for water-based ink).
* Ink Pad Surface: 6.3cm x 4cm (2.5" x 1.5")
* Ink: oil-based pigment ink
* Acid free
* Made in Japan
* More Shachihata Inks HERE