Nikyo inkstick ( Bluish black, Pine smoke, 二喬 松煙墨 ) -

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Nikyo ( 二喬 松烟墨 松園墨 由古梅园(古梅園)制造 ) manufactured by KOBAIEN, Nara, Japan

Nikyo inkstick ( Bluish black, Pine smoke, 二喬 松煙墨 ) -


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Nikyo are the sisters of Daikyo and Shokyo from the Three Kingdoms period in China. They are both famous for being extremely beautiful women.

二 ( ni : two ) 

喬 ( kyo: bridge )

This type of inkstick is called "ikimatsu". It is made from soot produced by burning pine tree oil. 

The particles of its soot are not as fine as those of inksticks made from oil smoke, so when the color is lightened, a faint bluish tint is produced.

It has a bright black color when painting dark blacks and a gentle, faint blue color when painting light blacks that look very mysterious.

It is said that the more years pass, the bluer the ink from the pine tree becomes.


Width(寬) 30mm, Length(長) 130mm, Thickness(厚) 15mm, Weight(重量) 50grams 

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