Lamy released their crystal inks in 2018, they are aimed at the premium end of the market and are priced accordingly. It is not clear why they named them crystal inks when other companies most notably Pelikan and Monteverde have used the name before for a range of inks.
Shichi Fukujin are the Seven Japanese Gods of luck and good fortune. They symbolise the following virtues: Honesty, Fortune, Dignity. Amiability, Longevity, Happiness and Wisdom. They were chosen from Hinduist, Buddhist, Taoist and Shintoist gods or saints, and settled into Japanese Folklore Gods, believed to have been grouped together around 17th century. According to Japanese legend, they travel in a ship called Takarabune which is filled with treasures and comes from sea to bring fortune and prosperity to everyone. It is said that if you leave a picture of the Shichi Fukujin below your pillow on New Years eve you will be lucky and have good fortune for the following year.
The last and longish review of three great colours to round up the nine inks. I must admit I am over these inks and am glad to be doing the last three, I have so many more bottles of ink to get through.
The Ginza or number 3 line is the oldest subway line in Asia opening in 1927. It has 19 stations and is the 7th most crowded line, running at 168% capacity. Being the oldest line it runs the closest to the surface with many of its stations only being 1 to 1.5 stories under ground. The western end of the line emerges to the surface and enters Shibuya Station located on the third-floor of a building that is located in a depression.
There has been a delay between reviews but here we are with review number 4 of the Tokyo Metro Colors and this will be brief. The two colours today were so insipid and uninspiring I couldn’t bring myself to ink a pen but I am including them here for the sake of completeness of the set of 9 inks.