Journals and notebooks, fine papers and pens, inks and their ilks, a few other things, and the occasional rant
Of course they sell it long after I was able to visit them. Oh well. I've got 4 Iroshizuku inks and they are all wonderful.
I use Yama-guri daily in my "notes" pen, a Lamy 2000. Great color for a fine nib. Have Ajisai on the way to fill my journaling pen (Pilot VP raden) ... and another 3 colors on my "to buy" list. How much of the Iroshizuku mystique is simply the bottle and the names?
Anon, I think a lot of the mystique is the aesthetics. But once you try one you see that this is an amazingly superior ink. As much as I love J. Herbin, Iroshizuku is my main ink. The pigmentation is amazing--if you drop some Herbin/Noodlers/Diamine ink on your hand, it washes off completely. Drop an Iroshizuku ink, like Kon-Peki, on your skin and you'll be wearing it for three or four days.