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Japanese'Sumi' Inksticks _ trailer

15min    |     Language: Japanese Director: Naoki Uchiyama


Suzuka region produces high quality Sumi ink. Kida Ito (55), an expert artisan who's made a million ink sticks A simple process, yet requires experienced judgment; depending on the weather, it can easily crack Although this craft was dedicated to Japanese culture over a thousand years ago, many documents and arts have been preserved. However, the number of artisans has decreased since the transition into a digital era. "If I make it against nature, it loses the value" says Ito.This documentary showcases his skill and way of life while he strives for the ultimate black.



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