Fodor's Expert Review Kobaien

Nara-machi Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Nara accounts for about 90% of Japan's sumi ink production, and for 400 years Kobaien has made fine ink sticks for calligraphy and ink painting. More recently, some types of sumi ink have been used for tattooing. From November to April the shop also offers ink-making workshops for ¥4,000.

Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

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7 Tsubai-cho
Nara-shi, Nara-ken  630-8343, Japan


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Rate Includes: Closed weekends

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