The Japanese Iris, or Hanashobu, has long been admired for its regal, deep-purple blooms and striking, sword-like leaves. Growing primarily in wetlands and bogs, these flowers have played muse to generations of artists and poets, hoping to capture the beauty of the vibrant blossoms reflected on water. The Ensō Plumix Iris collection mirrors these rich violet, navy and green hues in its distinctive, clear pen bodies, and color-coordinated inks. Together with the included fine, medium and broad tip steel nibs, you can mix and match colors and line weights to instill your writing and drawing with the simple elegance and variety found in nature.
Originating in Japan, Hydrangea (or ajisai) plants vary in color depending on the make-up of the soil in which they grow. The resulting blossoms range from delicate whites and vivid pinks to, as the Japanese name implies, “a gathering of blues”. This variation in color and intensity is the inspiration behind the striking pink, royal blue and black barrels and array of nib styles that make up the Plumix Hydrangea collection. Matching ink cartridges, five of each color, complete the set so you can mix and match hues and line weights as varied as the blooms that inspired them.
*Additional Ink Color Options are available: 7 ink colors are sold in cartridges and 24 are available with the use of a converter from Pilot’s Iroshizuku bottled inks.