Tofu inkstick ( Faint Bluish black, 東風 ) -

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Tofu ( 東風 ) - Kobaien inksticks, Nara, Japan

Tofu inkstick ( Faint Bluish black, 東風 ) -


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 Tofu means the eastward wind that blows in early spring after the winter monsoon ends.

東( to : eastward ) 

風 ( fu: wind ) 

This inkstick is made by extracting and mixing oil smoke made from rapeseed oil and the most suitable pigment for blue ink from plants.

The ink color is calm black. It contains natural indigo, which  prevents extreme color tones.

SIZE: Width:27mm Length:86mm Thickness:13mm Weight:40gram

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