Kobe Fountain Pen Ink - No. 80 Rokko Alpine Primrose


Kobe ink is the original fountain pen ink collection from Nagasawa Pen Co. Based in Kobe, Japan, the company was founded in 1882 and known for their high quality pens and inks. Their inks were made by Sailor and boast a gorgeous collection of over 80 colors. Each ink is housed in a wide mouthed 50ml glass jar with colors inspired by "spots in Kobe".

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The primrose that blooms in the Rokko alpine botanical garden near the summit of Rokko is so named because it resembles the nine rings of a Buddhist pagoda. Around mid-May, when the cherry blossoms are at their best, the sight of about 5,000 of them turning pink is loved by the citizens of Kobe as part of the early summer scenery.
The vivid and cute appearance of the primrose in full bloom is expressed in calm and gorgeous pink.