Kobe Fountain Pen Ink - No. 9 Suma Purple


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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Suma has been the setting for many stories and has been written about in many songs since ancient times. Along with the Kobe-like scenery where the sea and mountains are the closest, it is also famous as a place of retreat for the Heian aristocrats, such as "The Tale of Genji" and "Matsukaze Murasame". The world of that historical story is expressed in deep purple, which is considered to be a noble color.