As the weather gets colder, Kobaien starts making inksticks.
As the weather gets colder, Kobaien starts making ink.
The soot is collected by burning rapeseed oil and other materials.
This is where the glue used to make inksticks is boiled.
Very old glues.
These are inkstick molds made of pear wood.
Mix the glue and soot well, and make the ink in a mold.
Place the inksticks in ashes to dry.
Using clam shells, polish the ink to make it shiny.
One by one, the inksticks are colored by hand.
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