Kinrangiku inkstick ( Brownish black, Real gold leaf, 金蘭菊 ) -

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Kinrangiku ( 金蘭菊 )  - Kobaien inksticks, Nara, Japan

Kinrangiku inkstick ( Brownish black, Real gold leaf, 金蘭菊 ) -


Product information

金 ( kin : gold )

蘭 ( ran : orchid flower )

菊 ( shin : chrysanthemum flower ) 

Width 30mm, Length 111mm, Thickness 10mm, Weight 50grams 

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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