Hourai inkstick ( Bluish black, 蓬莱 ) -

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Hourai inkstick ( Bluish black, 蓬莱 ) -

1.0 (W:21mm L:85mm T:8mm Wgt:18gram)
1.5 (W:22mm L:92mm T:10mm Wgt:27gram)
2.0 (W:24mm L:98mm T:10mm Wgt:30gram)
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Hourai ( 蓬莱 ) - Kobaien inksticks, Nara, Japan

Hourai inkstick ( Bluish black, 蓬莱 ) -

1.0 (W:21mm L:85mm T:8mm Wgt:18gram)

1.0 (W:21mm L:85mm T:8mm Wgt:18gram)

Product information

Hourai ( 蓬莱 ) is a bluish ink with the color of soot only, made with oil smoke for blue ink, developed through 400 years of ink making at Kobaien.

The color is slightly grayish and bluish, with a hint of heaviness.

It is suitable not only for calligraphy but also for ink painting.

( hou : mugwort ) 

( rai : field )


Also, "Hourai ( 蓬莱 )" is one of the sacred places where hermits were said to live in the eastern sea in ancient China.

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