Kinsenzairei inkstick ( Brownish black, Real gold leaf, 金千歳苓 ) -

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Kinsenzairei inkstick ( Brownish black, Real gold leaf, 金千歳苓 ) -

Kinsenzairei inkstick ( Brownish black, Real gold leaf, 金千歳苓 ) -


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Senzairei ( 千歳苓 ) is a word that means a thousand years old licorice, 
which also means prosperity and happiness.

金 ( kin : gold )

( sen : thousand )

( sai : years old) 

( rei : licorice ) 

Width 23mm, Length 94mm, Thickness 12mm, Weight 35grams 

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.

How does KOBAIEN ( 古梅園 ) make sumi inksticks in Japan?

How do you grind inksticks?

Ms. Junko Azukawa, a contemporary calligrapher and ink painter in Australia, explains how to use stickinks.