The "MEIJI NO IRO" series is a beautiful selection of colored inks
which were inspired by popular colors from the Meiji era of Japan.
Each color has a history that originates from that era. Please enjoy
using this ink, and be reminded of the old days of Japan.
It can be used with fountain pens, glass pens, dip pens,
In the Meiji era, Purple
had been considered a
noble color used by the
people were afraid of
using Purple, "EBICHA" was often used instead of
traditional Purple. EBICHA had become a popular
color for Hakama (Japanese traditional pants)
intended for female students.
In the latter half of the
Meiji era, cherishing
Japanese culture and
will be a new development. One of those colors is
"Araishu" is a bright vermillion color that looks slightly
washed, or a light vermillion color.
In the late Meiji era, new colors were born with the creation of chemical dyes.
"Shimbashi" is the name of a place found in Tokyo. The bright,
bluish-green color was popular among "Geisha" in
Shimbashi as it was fashionable and trendy.
during the middle of
the Meiji era into the
The color is characterized by a dark, dull, bluish
green color, and was used often as the color for store
been introduced by the
West during the Meiji
era. It is a bright,
bluish-green, like the
beautiful feathers found in peacock wings.
Peacocks have been loved in Japan since ancient
times, and it is said that the recognition of the
common people increased during the Edo period.
Meiji era is also called
"the purple era"
because "purple" or
"light purple" was often
used in women's
clothing as a chic or cool color. "Purple" has been one
of the trendy colors since the Meiji era.
Kuretake Co., Ltd. was founded during the Meiji era (1902).
Now, in 2022, in commemoration of the 120th anniversary of our founding,
we carefully chose 6 colors of ink, reflecting on the Meiji era 120 years ago.