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Akashiya Gansai 12 Colour Watercolour Set

A set of 12 of traditional Japanese watercolours (Gansai) that are elegant, easily soluble in water, and transparent.

Gansai use a much higher pigment to binder ratio than Western watercolours, which is why their colours are more saturated. A little paint goes a long way.
Gansai watercolours come with large pans compared to traditional Western watercolour pans. Japanese watercolour brushes are larger and need the extra space.
Akashiya do not use heavy metals (lead, chrome, mercury, etc.) at all, and use raw materials that are kind to the human body and give due consideration to safety.
Specifications:
- Box size: W117 × D17 × H250mm
- Colours: (AP-17) Vermilion, (AP-18) Red Ochre, (AP-06) Ultramarine, (AP-13) Light Blue Green, (AP-01) Chalk White, (AP-15) Yellow, (AP-22) Red Plum, (AP-16) Yellow Ochre, (AP-12) New Leaves, (AP-03) Purple, (AP-08) Light Ultramarine Blue, (AP-20) Dark Red.
Recommended accessories:
- Brushes (fude)
- Ume (plum) palette (plastic or porcelain)
- Felt underlay (shitajiki) to stop the paper from sticking to the underlying surface.
- Etegami or Akashiya Shoun Xuan paper
INCL.VAT price includes European VAT for orders shipping to the European Union.

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