Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Ink Review

Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Ink

Iroshizuku inks have a great reputation and I wanted to try them for ages. To start with, the bottle screams ‘classy’ and I would happily have this sit on my desk.

Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Ink
Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Ink
It’s difficult to choose a colour online. I wanted something interesting, but also not too wacky, so I can use it every day. I chose Tsuki-Yo, which translates as moonlight, and it achieves exactly what I wanted.

Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Ink
Using a dip pen, the colour comes out as a dark navy, which doesn’t seem too interesting, but you can see above that there are also greeny, turquoisey tones too. I LOVE it.

Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Ink

As well as the dip pen, I used it in my (new! review coming soon…) Pilot Prera, with a fine nib, over the last week. The bluey, green tones come out more with the fine nib, and it’s been working really well as an everyday ink. I haven’t yet tried it with different nibs, but I think the tones would really come out using something broader.

You can get Iroshizuku in loads of different colours, at Pen Chalet. 50ml bottles are $31.50 each, and should last a long time.

For clarity, Pen Chalet sent me this item free of charge for the purpose of this review.



I love Iroshizuku inks. I fancy their mini bottle sets so I can try them all.

Posted 6 years ago by Worshipblues Reply

    Oooh, I didn’t know they did mini bottles! Your recent post about these inks definitely contributed to me finally getting one… Thank you!

Wow, that’s gorgeous, I love how the black reveals the blue and green tones as you write. And the bottle is beautiful, I would be happy to keep it on my desk regardless of whether I am using it much or not 🙂

Posted 6 years ago by Elisa Reply

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