I didn’t think that I liked brown ink, in fact I thought it was boring up until very recently. Bungubox Clown Tears sparked my interest in browns, so when an opportunity for a bottle of the fabled Maruzen Renga Brown came up, I took it!
It comes in a well made paper type box with Athena embossed on it in silver. Much better than the Sailor boxes with the labels stuck over them.
This is one beautiful ink! It has a dramatic amount of shading, and even a hint of sheen. The color varies from a near black to a chocolate type brown. It has a great flow and is definitely legible. Not disappointed at all in this grail ink! It really made me want to draw some sort of plant lol so I used it to doodle in my Hobonichi.