Hou-Ou ( 鳳凰 ) sumi ink stick - Koboku ( 古墨 Antique Inkstick ) -

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Hou-Ou ( 鳳凰 ) - Kobaien inksticks, Nara, Japan

Hou-Ou ( 鳳凰 ) sumi ink stick - Koboku ( 古墨 Antique Inkstick ) -


Product information

This sumi ink stick was made of Superfine rapeseed(canola) oil smoke and indigo.

Production Year: 1970

Houou is a legendary bird in Chinese mythology, a spirit bird.

鳳 ( Hou ) 

凰 ( Ou ) 

SIZE: Width:27mm Length:112mm Thickness:18mm Weight:54gram

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