Jacques Herbin Shogun Ink by Kenzo

$ 36.00

Writing with ink and pen is much more than just writing, it gives body and color to our thoughts.

Kenzo Takada is recognized as one of the most famous creators and designers of his generation. His recognizable style combines multicultural inspirations with a distinct Japanese touch. Kenzo This ink is thus a homage to this exceptional man.

The Herbin Shogun Ink by Kenzo Takada is a twilight-colored ink, reminiscent of a beautiful night of stars, is coated with fine red and gold shimmer. The resulting hue is reminiscent of certain armors from the Shogun era, for which Kenzo Takada held a fine appreciation.


  • For fountain pens
  • 50 ml bottle
  • All natural pigments
  • Square glass bottle with hand-dipped wax seal screw top
  • Highly saturated color
  • Gift boxed, includes Herbin history pamphlet
  • Made in France
  • Shop the Jacques Herbin Collection of Inks HERE

Established in Paris in 1670 —when King Louis XIV was 32 years old— the Maison HERBIN initially specialized in the sealing wax, fine stationery and ink trade, and imported shellac from India.

In 1798 the Maison changed tack and put its faith in the future: whilst continuing to produce wax and engage in the paper and color (pigments) trade, it launched production of its own writing ink on the initiative of JACQUES HERBIN, member of the fourth generation.

Over the years, voyages, and successive buyouts, the product range expanded, innovations were introduced, and trademarks registered. During this period, additions included Encre violette (Violet ink, used in schools of the French Third Republic), Perle des Encres (Pearl of inks), and Encre des Voyageurs (Travellers’ ink). These developments resulted in the Maison winning numerous awards in the days of the great industry exhibitions, in London and Paris.