Ink Stone Japanese Vintage Grinder Calligraphy Amehata inkstone Discontinued. It is said that the inkstone from Amehata was presented to the Kyoto Imperial Palace some 700 years ago. It is said that it started with picking up a solid black stone at a store and using it as an inkstone. Since then, research on inkstone making has continued, and in 1784, the name became widely known when it was presented to Shogun Hitotsubashi. Since ancient times, its quality has been highly evaluated as a good stone that surpasses Chinese inkstones, and many inkstone workers have been produced from generation to generation.
Amehata inkstone is a dense slate of black stone with no unevenness, and the uniform particles of the stone, called "hobo", absorb the ink moderately, giving it a soft touch and full of characteristics as an inkstone material. It is a masterpiece full of traditional beauty that puts effort into developing a design that matches the sensibility of Japanese people. Horyu-kaku, which made this inkstone, is currently out of business and is no longer available.At present, there is only one workshop in the Amehata area called ``Kenshoan'', and there is only one craftsman, and they are suffering from a lack of successors. On the other hand, Amahata inkstones are also made in Fujikawa-cho using the same rocks and manufacturing method, and in addition to forming a processing industry association, there are several workshops and several craftsmen. The costs differ according to your area. (2)Air (tracked & no insured)(10-14 days). We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. I will be happy to help you find the product. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "justplaycompany" and is located in this country: JP. This item can be shipped worldwide.