Hakkakurousyou inkstick ( Brownish black, 八角老松 ) -

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Hakkakurousyou ( 八角老松 ) - Kobaien inksticks, Nara, Japan

Hakkakurousyou inkstick ( Brownish black, 八角老松 ) -


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Hakkakurousyou ( 八角老松 ), this octagonal sumi ink stick designed with an old pine tree as a symbol of good luck.

In Japan and China, the old pine tree has traditionally been a symbol of good luck and longevity.

This is a top-quality oil-smoke ink made with canola oil. This is one of the products in the "Shitsu boku ( 漆墨, Shitsu boku, Lacquer black )". category, which is considered to be the finest of all sumi inksticks.

The darker the ink, the more shiny and pure black it becomes. Light black ink is brownish black.

八 ( hachi : eight ) 

角 ( kaku : corner )

老 ( rou : old )

松 ( shou: pine tree )

Width 90mm, Length 90mm, Thickness 15mm, Weight 130grams 

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