Extra Dark Sumi Ink


Formulated for brush calligraphy, Shodo, this intense, purplish blue-black ink can't be beat. From rich, deep blacks to the pale greys, this ink can be diluted with water, or with Genso Light to achieve the most comprehensive tonal range.

  • 200ml
  • Made of carbon black & synthetic resin
  • Made in Japan

Japanese ink painting, or sumi-e, is the embodiment of Japanese aesthetics. Using just simple black ink and carefully curated white space, sumi-e captures the timeless beauty and complexity of the natural world.

Shodo is a Japanese word which is often translated and described as "the art of traditional Japanese calligraphy".

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