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Development of Fumisome natural inks on NHK World


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An interesting and enjoyable video  - thanks for posting. 

 

Now I want to buy some. 

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👍 thank you for sharing.  I enjoyed the video. Hope to find some on my next visit to Japan.

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This is a neat video.  Thank you for posting a link to it!

 

Two things that caught my attention:

 

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This dyer's workshop was founded in 1733.

This kind of legacy is something I get a sense for when visiting other countries, not when traveling in the U.S.  Always cool to see.

 

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First the raw material is boiled.  But this alone isn't enough to extract natural pigments.  They use a traditional dyeing technique.  Adding alkali to the solution.

 

I wonder to what extent this is behind Japanese inks having a reputation for a high pH?

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59 minutes ago, XYZZY said:

I wonder to what extent this is behind Japanese inks having a reputation for a high pH?

That might be a really good guess that it is a large extent....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

ETA: Now that I've had a chance to watch the video, I'm wondering if the inks are FP safe or not (the guy making the ink seemed to have been using a dip pen to test the one made with cedar bark, and the one made with the gardenia seed pods).

Of course, I ALSO want to know what was used for the blue ink -- that looked like a really nice color!

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Thanks!

That would make sense, since indigo is a natural dye plant.

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Would love to see if those inks shade.

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On 10/24/2023 at 8:49 PM, inkstainedruth said:

ETA: Now that I've had a chance to watch the video, I'm wondering if the inks are FP safe or not (the guy making the ink seemed to have been using a dip pen to test the one made with cedar bark, and the one made with the gardenia seed pods).

According to TAG Stationary, the ink can be used in fountain pens. In their webshop they state 用途:万年筆・ペン (and if I am correct that means 'for use in pens and fountain pens')

 

23 hours ago, Bo Bo Olson said:

Would love to see if those inks shade.

Maybe the answer to your question can be found in this review:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgxmXx18V94

 

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Don't want to come up, but right now I'm having trouble with youtube and my add blocker...could be I'll go back to my CD's...glad I got found out about lots of 1750 plus minus composers before hand. and lute music. And Chinese and so on.

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