Kin-Shushinboku inkstick ( Brownish black, Real gold leaf, 金主臣墨 ) -

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Kin-Shushinboku inkstick ( Brownish black, Real gold leaf, 金主臣墨 ) -


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"Shushin" is the name of a traditional folding screen ( Byobu 屏風 )  in the famous Shosoin Repository in Kyoto.

During the Edo period, Koubaien was allowed to view the treasures of the Shosoin.

The design of the folding screen was used as the basis for this inksitck "Kin-Shushinboku".

金 ( kin : gold )

主 ( shu : master )

臣 ( shin : servant ) 

墨 ( boku: ink )

 Width 35mm, Length 113mm, Thickness 12mm, Weight 58grams 

The main ingredient is superb rapeseed (canola) oil.

When painting dark black, the color is glossy. When painting pale black, it is brownish black.

Kinmaki means applying gold leaf. This is the most suitable ink for painting.

Real gold leaf is applied to enhance the preservation of the ink. It also makes the ink apply more smoothly.

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