It takes 100 days to make ”Sumi” Ink
It is said that the history of Suzukazumi goes back to the beginning of Heian Period. We met with Kido Ito who is a Traditional Artist making ”Sumi” Ink by hand which is a tradition that has been passed along.
There are many varieties to ”Sumi” ink
It is interesting to know that there are many varieties of ”Sumi” ink. Nakata was surprised to know that and asked Ito, ”There are so many varieties of ”Sumi” ink”. Ito replies, ”we make about 300 different varieties in our place.”
That is of course due to the taste of different people. Some people prefer solid black while some prefer blurry ink. To respond to those needs, he made so many varieties to test.
- YK Shinseido
- 5-5-15, Jike, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture
- URL http://www.suzukazumi.co.jp/