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Pilot 100th Anniversary Ink Hoteison Dark Green

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  • Pilot Iroshizuku Hoteison is a deep green-black fountain pen ink from Pilot's 100th Anniversary collection.
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Hoteison is a deep green-black fountain pen ink from Pilot's 100th Anniversary collection.
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Hoteison is a deep green-black fountain pen ink from Pilot's 100th Anniversary collection.  The glass bottle is rectangular with rounded edges and holds 50ml of ink.

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Pilot 100th Anniversary Ink Hoteison Dark Green

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Pilot Iroshizuku Hoteison is from the 100th Anniversary collection. Hoteison is made in Japan and is a deep green-black with a pop of black sheen in large swabs. It dries in 40 seconds in a medium nib on Rhodia and has a wet flow.

Hotei (布袋) is the god of fortune, guardian of the children, patron of diviners and barmen, and also the god of popularity. He is depicted as a fat, smiling, bald man with a curly moustache. He always appears half-naked, as his clothes are not wide enough to cover his enormous belly. He blessed the Chinese, and they nicknamed him "Cho-Tei-Shi" or "Ho-Tei-Shi", which means ‘bag of old clothes’.

He carries a bag on his shoulders which is, according to the beliefs, loaded with fortunes for those who believe in his virtues. Hotei's traits and virtue are contentment, magnanimous and happiness.

The legend explains that Hotei was a real person. His Chinese name was Kaishi, and even though it seems that his date of birth is unknown, his death is recorded as of March 916.

The Japanese began to believe in Hotei during the Edo era. The reason why the Japanese have such great respect for this god comes from a legend that says that, before the Zen Buddhism arrived to Japan, an alternative Buddhist thought was extended by a priest of dubious aesthetic, who actually was a manifestation of Miroku. Miroku was the patron of those who could not be saved by the beliefs of Buddha, and Hotei was later perceived and accepted by the Japanese as a second Miroku. (From Wikipedia)

Brand
Pilot
Ink Name
Hoteison
Country of Origin
Japan
Color
Green
Dry Time
40 Seconds (Pilot Vanishing Point Medium Nib on Rhodia Paper)
Flow
Wet
Shading
Medium
Sheen
Black sheen in large swabs only
Shimmer
No
Limited Edition
Yes
Water Resistance
No
Iron Gall 
No
Pigment
No