The name MANYO comes from “Manyosyu” – Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves which is a revered anthology of Japan’s poetic compilations. Over a period of four centuries, poems were written by every class of person ranging from Emperors to merchants and farmers covering themes of love, elegies, celebrations, family matters, travelling, the passage of the four seasons, and nature. ‘Manyo’ is an abbreviation of Manyosyu and its meaning indicates peoples of all ranks.
"Manyosyu" is often regarded in Japan as a true expression of the Japanese spirit. The themes of the poems relate to love, elegies, celebrations, family matters, travelling, the passage of the four seasons, nature, and so on. flowers are especially relevant in Japanese culture, and about 1,500 of the poems in the "Manyosyo" cover some 160 species of plants and 50 different flowers.
Sailor has therefore chosen colours based on flowers mentioned in the "Manyosyu" for their new "Manyo" ink range.
Available in 50ml bottles.