A few entries ago I reviewed Kobe #57 Hime Hydrangea, which was an amazing color for its behavior and amazing blue shading. The color was released with a sister ink so to speak, Kobe #56 Rokko Shichidanka, together they are the Hydrangea Twins. There is no indication of the connection on the bottles or the packaging.
The color is absolutely beautiful and doesn’t need sheen in my opinion, I’d have loved to see some but am perfectly happy without it. The tones have a lot of variation which provides an excellent basis for shading. It has a wonderful flow and even has a nice saturation, very legible. It doesn’t have as dynamic a shading as its twin #57, but this beautiful color definitely holds its own.
Now for the comparison pic, such beautiful twins!