Nanzannozyu ( 南山之壽 ) sumi ink stick - Koboku ( 古墨 Antique Inkstick ) -

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Nanzannozyu ( 南山之壽 ) - Kobaien inksticks, Nara, Japan

Nanzannozyu ( 南山之壽 ) sumi ink stick - Koboku ( 古墨 Antique Inkstick ) -


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This sumi ink stick was made of Superfine rapeseed(canola) oil smoke.

Production Year: 1965

Nanzannozyu is a word that celebrates longevity.

Nanzan is a famous mountain in ancient China and a place where the dead go.

It is a word that expresses how Nanshan has stood on the earth for thousands of years, looking down on the rise and fall of Chinese civilization, without falling or crumbling away.

南 ( Nan : south ) 

山 ( zan : mountain ) 

之 ( of ) 

壽 ( happiness ) 

SIZE: Width:20mm Length:81mm Thickness:9mm Weight:19gram

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