A must-have accessory for brush calligraphy and Sumi-e (ink painting).
The finest Sumi (black indian ink) for calligraphy and ink brush painting is made from charcoal soot and glue, usually compressed into an ink stick and ground with water. The suzuri is a smooth rectangular stone with an angled depression in which the ink is ground.
The Akashiya Honishi Tenpei Inkstone Shigohei is beautifully made and is deep enough for generous quantities of ink. The surface of this suzuri is very smooth to allow the pigments from the ink stick to dissolve properly (this is very important!).
Suitable ink sticks are available on our Akashiya page. We recommend using a water dropper to dose the water precisely, available here. This is especially important for sumi-e (ink painting), to adjust the shade of the ink and very useful for diluting yur Gansai paints.
- Size: W78 x D137 x H21 mm
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