In 1911, Mr. Kyugoro Sakata, a respected engineer from Hiroshima, Japan, was introduced for the very first time to a fountain pen. The fountain pen was demonstrated by a British sailor who was visiting Japan at the time. Mr. Sakata was so impressed by the design and function that he made the decision there and then to produce equally fine products in Japan. To this day, the company he founded (and named Sailor as a nod to the person who first introduced him to fountain pens), still produces some of the finest quality fountain pens available anywhere in the world.
The Hocoro Dip Pen features a fude nib designed to be used with the Dipton inks to show off more of their glitzy flitter through the use of broader pen strokes. Featuring three highly saturated shimmering colours, the Dipton inks offers a small but powerful range of colours for use with dip pens.
Shikiori - the four seasons. The changing seasons are hugely important to Japanese culture, and Sailor's Shikiori range looks at the seasons of Japan in a number of different ways. This range features beautiful fountain pens, bottles of ink, and now marker pens.