Kousei Inkstick ( Brownish black, 高清 ) -

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Kousei Inkstick ( Brownish black, 高清 ) -

2.0 (W:20mm L:95mm T:12mm Wgt:30gram)
3.0 (W:30mm L:108mm T:13mm Wgt:50gram)
5.0 (W:34mm L:130mm T:15mm Wgt:75gram)
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Kousei ( 高清 ) - Kobaien inksticks, Nara, Japan

Kousei Inkstick ( Brownish black, 高清 ) -

2.0 (W:20mm L:95mm T:12mm Wgt:30gram)

2.0 (W:20mm L:95mm T:12mm Wgt:30gram)

Product information

Kousei ( 高清 ) means "noble" or "best" in Japanese.

This is a top-quality oil-smoke ink made with canola oil. This is one of the products in the "Shitsu boku ( 漆墨, Shitsu boku, Lacquer black )". category, which is considered to be the finest of all sumi inksticks.

The darker the ink, the more shiny and pure black it becomes. Light black ink is brownish black.

高 ( kou : high ) 

清 ( sei : pure)

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.