The last few days have sure been a blur! Time seems to go by faster when you’re super excited about a certain hippo notebook ^_^. Or wait…should it be going by slower lol. In any case tonight I got to do some much needed ink therapy tonight with Bungubox Sakurasaku!
I found out about this color because Bungubox was selling it in a set with this beautiful pink celluloid pen!
I will review the pen separately, but seriously its beautiful! The finial features a raden/maki-e sakura. How can that ever be wrong? But lets focus on the ink ^_^. Of course I had to pair them for this review.
Line going down on 68GSM Hippo Noto tomoe:
Ink Swab and Blob:
Comarison with other red/pink tones:
I have to admit that on first use I was a little disappointed, it seemed like just a basic reddish tone, however as I continued to use it I noticed that it shades to an almost pink so that made it ok. What would a Sakura ink be without pink tones right? The time-lapse really gave me an appreciation of it. That gold sheen! This leads me to believe that with a wetter nib, sheen in writing may be possible. The ink is well behaved but very middle of the road on all traits. I am sure that there are many who would absolutely adore this ink, but it is just average to me. I much prefer Momiji which is cheaper and much easier to procure!
I leave you now with this lovely photo of Hippo Noto with the Bungubox Sakura pen and ink ^_^