Sailor's Manyo Ink Collection

A Floral Tribute to Japanese Poetry

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Sailor’s Manyo ink range is a testament to the rich tapestry of Japanese culture and literature. Named after the ‘Manyosyu’ or the ‘Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves’, this collection stands as Japan’s oldest and most revered anthology of poetry. Comprising over 4,000 poems written over 400 years, this anthology captures the essence of life through the eyes of people from all walks of life, ranging from emperors to farmers.


  • One of the most intriguing aspects of the ‘Manyosyu’ is its profound connection to nature, particularly flowers. Approximately 1,500 of the poems in this anthology are dedicated to flowers, emphasizing their significance in Japanese culture as symbols of beauty, transience, and the cycle of life. 
  • It is this profound reverence for nature that inspired Sailor to name their Manyo inks after the flowers mentioned in this epic, centuries-spanning collection of poems.

Diversity of Colors

  • The diversity of inks is as fascinating as their history. From classic water-based inks to modern pigment inks and specialty inks for specific applications, there is an endless array of colors, properties, and brands that can captivate any writing enthusiast.

Each square glass bottle of Sailor’s Manyo ink contains 50ml of dye-based ink, meticulously crafted to embody the essence of the flower it is named after. From the delicate cherry blossoms (Sakura) to the vibrant irises (Ayame), each ink hue reflects the unique beauty and symbolism associated with its floral counterpart.
  • Although we live in a world of digital writing, ink will always hold a special allure. It is a symbol of the art of writing, the creativity of the mind, and the beauty of self-expression. May the magic of ink continue to enliven the pages of our notebooks and the dreams of our imagination, reminding us that the simplest things often hold the greatest significance.