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MO in chinese, SUMI in japanese

Inkstick must be rubbed slowly on the flat of the stone with a few drops of water. Add a little water from time to time to increase quantity. The process takes time (10 à 15') but all masters say that allows to he good state of mind to come.
NB : Always dry inkstick tip after use so that it doesn't crack.

Pine soot inkstickPine soot inkstick Ref: CA02002

Standard inkstick, using all parts of the stone pine tree. Soft and easy to grind, it gives strokes of cold, light black,suitable for calligraphy beginners and good for painting
You can read on its face: qian qiu guang, "light of 1000 Automns", in other words eternity

Length 98 mm, net weight 33 g approximately


Price : 7,50 € Including Tax


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Oil inkstickOil inkstick Ref: CA02004

Standard inkstick, using colza oil soot. Hard and slow to grind, it gives strokes of shiny black, appreciated in calligraphy especially Chinese
You can read on its face: wubai jin you, "500 pounds of oil"

Length 98 mm, net weight 33 g approximately


Price : 7,50 € Including Tax


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Vermilion ink SVermilion ink S Ref: CA02035

High density inkstick made in China from genuine vermilion for unchanging works of art

Length 60 mm, net weight 24 g approximately


Price : 14,00 € Including Tax


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Vermilion ink MVermilion ink M Ref: CA02036

High density inkstick made in China from genuine vermilion for unchanging works of art

Length 90 mm, net weight 96 g approximately


Price : 28,00 € Including Tax


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Qing moQing mo Ref: CA02040

"Bluish" black or cold deep shade is seen as better for characters. Made from tender parts of the pine
Comes in a pair of two in brocade box

Length 90 mm, net weight 33 g approximately


Price : 20,00 € Including Tax


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Guo baoGuo bao Ref: CA02045

Shiny deep black ink made from aleurite tree
Delicately decorated inkstick, called "national treasure" in Anhui

Length 90 mm, net weight 33 g approximately


Price : 30,00 € Including Tax


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"101" ink Ref: CA02050

The most famous of the widely distributed inksticks in China because its black is deeper and matt, comes quickly into ink as the material is very dense. It says: da hao shanshui (great landscape) on its back
Both calligraphers and painters love it and many bad imitations can be found (we can guarantee this one is the original)

Length 95 mm, net weight 33 g approximately


Price : 35,00 € Including Tax


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Tie Zhaiweng inkstickTie Zhaiweng inkstick Ref: CA02056

Big 101 inkstick of two ounces (needs a larger stone than usual such as CA03020). Its name comes from a very famous Japanese calligrapher who ordered it at the beginning of XXth cetury

Size 115 x 35 x 18 mm, weight 65 g


Price : 45,00 € Including Tax


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Tie Zhaiweng inkstick, gold platedTie Zhaiweng inkstick, gold plated Ref: CA02055

60 grams "101" quality, 24 cts gold plated
Looking like a gold ingot in its red brocade box

Now out of stock


Price : 48,00 € Including Tax


Jin bu yi Jin bu yi Ref: CA02110

Intense black ink from aleurite oil smoke enhanced by a powerful borneol based scent. Moulded by hand in an ancient and popular shape, its name means nobody would change it against gold. Length 115 mm, net weight 30 g or so. Comes in a brocade silk box


Price : 40,00 € Including Tax


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Kindei-zumi 1Kindei-zumi 1 Ref: CA02060

Warm gold inkstick for regular tiny script of sutras when rubbed in a special porcelain inkstone (used also by Occidental illuminators preferably to shell gold because it is the most alike real gold but much cheaper) made in the best workshop of Japan

Length 65 mm, net weight 18 g approximately



Price : 75,00 € Including Tax


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Kindei-zumi 2Kindei-zumi 2 Ref: CA02065

Cold gold inkstick for regular tiny script of sutras when rubbed in a special porcelain inkstone (used also by Occidental illuminators preferably to shell gold because it is the most alike real gold but much cheaper) made in the best workshop of Japan

Length 65 mm, net weight 18 g approximately


Price : 75,00 € Including Tax


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Gindei-zumiGindei-zumi Ref: CA02070

Silver inkstick for regular tiny script of sutras when rubbed in a special porcelain inkstone (used also by Occidental illuminators) made in the best workshop of Japan

Length 65 mm, net weight 18 g approximately


Price : 75,00 € Including Tax


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ChijirushiChijirushi Ref: CA02075

Basic inkstick for kanji calligraphy, made in Japan

Length 78 mm, net weight 30 g approximately


Price : 20,00 € Including Tax


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Matsu SansuiMatsu Sansui Ref: CA02080

Special pine (matsu) inkstick for sumi-e and general landscape painting, as the words sansui say it in running script. Made in the best workshop of Japan, comes in a little paulownia box

Length 77 mm, net weight 30 g approximately


Price : 45,00 € Including Tax


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Incense ink

Incense ink

Made for professional Japanese calligraphers, this collection of inksticks is produced after the best oils or pine branches, adding expensive incense extracts so rubbing the ink becomes a still higher delight: "ryunou" borneol, "kyara" aloe, "ranjatai" orchid, "byakudan" white sandal, "jako" musk.

Set five incense inksticksSet five incense inksticks Ref: CA02195

Each one comes in a little paulownia box, then in a sober and elegant black box with a calligraphied kana. A slip inside shows all the shades produced by each inkstick according to dilutions

Size of the box 205 x 140 x 28 mm, of an inkstick 17 x 85 x 12 mm

Sold out


Price : 300,00 € Including Tax


The nine sons of the dragon
The nine sons of the dragon Ref: CA02125

Superb inkstick made from an old mould (about a century) showing wonderful carvings and developing subtle fragrances when in use

Comes in a modern blue cotton box with golden yellow silk lining

Length 100 mm, net weight 72 g approximately


Price : 50,00 € Including Tax


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Tortoise shaped inkTortoise shaped ink Ref: CA02015

Ink is seen as a precious material in Far-East. Therefore it sometimes comes as a gift item, shaped in a propitiatory object. Here as a tortoise, meaning constancy and firmness of mind

Length 75 mm. In a box with glass lid

Out of stock



Cicada shaped inkCicada shaped ink Ref: CA02016

Ink is seen as a precious material in Far-East. Therefore it sometimes comes as a gift item, shaped in a propitiatory object. Here as a cicada, meaning immortality

Length 70 mm. In a box with glass lid


Price : 8,00 € Including Tax


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Sabre shaped inkSabre shaped ink Ref: CA02017

Ink is seen as a precious material in Far-East. Therefore it sometimes comes as a gift item, shaped in a propitiatory object. Here as a traditional Chinese sword, meaning invincibility

Length 150 mm. In a box with glass lid


Price : 8,00 € Including Tax


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"The Eighteen Immortals" Ref: CA02100

Each inkstick shows a miniature in gold ink of a famous person in Chinese mythology. While they are made of good quality ink (made at Lao Hu Kaiwen), the tradition is to keep them unused. Many Chinese scholars were and are fond of collecting as many inksticks as possible. The box is covered with indigo cotton and damasq white silk inside, showing phoenix

Size of each box 240 x 140 x 26 mm, total weight 480g
One inkstick is 60 x 30 x 10 mm, net weight 20 g


Price : 75,00 € Including Tax


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Calligraphy Catalog | CHINESE AND JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY, SUMI-E | Inks and colours for Oriental calligraphy and painting |  Inksticks

 


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