Suzuka SumiSuzuka Sumi Ink Sticks
We burn produced pine in crowd of Suzuka early in the Heian era and take oil smoke, and what harden it with glue, and made sumi is informed with opening.
Family coat of arms of daimyo was selected as the Edo era, and people who needed sumi with private elementary school of the Edo period having spread out increased, and production increased partly because we were protected by feudal lord.
The making of ink sticks here is said to have begun at the end of the 8th century, when soot was obtained by burning pine that was cut from the mountains around Suzuka. An animal glue was then added to the soot which was dried and used to make ink.
During the Edo period (1600-1868) when feudal lords were designated family crests and schools for young children were established at temples, the number of people using ink increased and production of ink sticks under the protection of the clan rose.
Ink made from a Suzuka Sumi and used in a creative piece of work has a good appearance, a real sense of quality and depth. There is also a favorable balance between how the ink seeps into the paper and the solid parts of a line.
|Industrial art object name
|Classification of industrial art object
||Writing tools and Abacus
|Main production area
||Mie / Suzuka-shi
|The designation date
||October 16, 1980
■local production associations
Sumi cooperative association made of Suzuka
5-5-15, Jike, Suzuka-shi, Mie
■Associated exhibit space, facility
Because Suzuka Sumi is geographical and it is blessed with conditions of climate climate, color development of sumi at the time of work creation is good, and it is refined, and there is depth, and baseline and blur harmonize wonderfully.
Suzuka-zumi ink owes its good coloring for producing works of art, high-quality depth, and good balance of clear lines and bleed to the beneficial geographical and climate and natural features of the production region.
How to make
We dissolve glue and perform kneading on fire alignment to make good sumi and make form. We dry and improve with bivalve and we paint and finish afterwards.
A hide glue called nikawa is melted, and kneaded into the ink in order to make good quality ink, then formed. Next, it is dried, polished using a bivalve shell, and finished with a decorative painting.
Voice from production center
Sumi which you used wipes off moisture enough, and please save in few places of change of temperature. Please use while enjoying graceful taste of sum sumi.