Ogatsu Suzuri is made in Ogachimachi, Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi, and the history is very old, and it is said that we sail up early in the Muromachi era.
Part which is the most important for inkstone is edged point (gurnard) which plays a role as tooth when we grind sumi. Roughness, thinness, hardness, the softness of this sharp temper are just right for characteristic of Ogatsu Suzuri; is balanced. Color is rich with black or dark indigo blue; is shiny, and the surface of a stone is smooth.
It is one article of complete handicraft by Master of Traditional Crafts.
This industrial art object can purchase even Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square.