Kakou Inkstick ( Brownish black, 霞光 )

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Kakou Inkstick ( Brownish black, 霞光 )

Kakou Inkstick ( Brownish black, 霞光 )


Product information

Kakou ( 霞光 )  is when the sky catches the light of the sun and appears red. Morning glow, evening glow, etc.

This is a top-quality oil-smoke ink made with rapeseed oil. The darker the ink, the more shiny and pure black it becomes. Light black ink is brownish black.

霞 ( ka : shallow ) 

光 ( kou : light )


Width 60mm, Length 108mm, Thickness 17mm, Weight 120grams 

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