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Akashiya Shitajiki Mino Size Felt Underlay

A must-have accessory for brush calligraphy, Sumi-e (ink painting) and Gansai (watercolour).

A Shitajiki (下敷き, "under-sheet") is used under a sheet of Japanese paper to provide a better surface for writing or painting by evening the pressure on the paper  and helping avoid staining the work surface. They are usually referred to as pencil boards in English. 

Shitajiki for brush calligraphy are typically made of dark felt.

We recommend using a bunchin (paperweight) to hold the sheet of paper on the shitijaki (see example in last pic).

- Size: 295 x 395 x 1 mm

- Thickness: 1mm

- Colour: navy blue


INCL.VAT price includes 21% VAT for orders shipping to the European Union.