4 star Koukaboku inkstick ( 四星紅花墨 )

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Size: 0.5 (W:14mm L:62mm T:0.7mm Wgt:10gram)

4 star Koukaboku inkstick ( 四星紅花墨 )

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0.5 (W:14mm L:62mm T:0.7mm Wgt:10gram)
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$15
1.0 (W:17mm L:75mm T:10mm Wgt:15gram)
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$30
2.0 (W:20mm L:95mm T:12mm Wgt:30gram)
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3.0 (W:24mm L:105mm T:14mm Wgt:45gram)
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5.0 (W:36mm L:124mm T:16mm Wgt:70gram)
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4 star Koukaboku inkstick ( 四星紅花墨 )

4 star Koukaboku inkstick ( 四星紅花墨 )

0.5 (W:14mm L:62mm T:0.7mm Wgt:10gram)

Price
$15
0.5 (W:14mm L:62mm T:0.7mm Wgt:10gram)

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** SIZE W:Width, L:Length, T:Thickness, Wgt:Weight


4 star Koukaboku is an oil-smoke ink made from rapeseed oil, and is characterized by its very smoothness.

When used as a dark ink color, it produces a beautiful calm black color. The lighter the ink, the more blueish the color.

 

四 ( Yotsu : four ) 

星 ( hoshi : star )

紅 ( kou : crimson )

花 ( ka: flower )

墨 ( boku : ink )

 

In 1739, Matsui,Motoyasu, the sixth successor of Kobaien, went to Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan.

There he interacted with  ink craftsmen of the Qing dynasty and collaborated with them on the production of ink. Koukaboku is one of the best inks born from that study.

Koukaboku is also known as “Ohanzumi ( The ink of flower ) “. Seien, five-star and four-star Koukaboku inks are made from rapeseed oil. Three-star, two-star, and one-star Koukaboku inks are made from Kouba-en’s original mineral oil.

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