Made by Japanese artisans and formulated with bright, permanent pigments, Saiboku Aya ink sticks are traditional inks for the 21st century. They're used just like normal sumi ink sticks: by rubbing them against a wet inkstone to turn clear water into thick, saturated ink. It's a meditative, magical experience, and you're not limited to black, like virtually all other ink sticks.
Try using Saiboku Aya for drawing, painting on watercolor paper, and hand-lettering with brushes or dip pens. Scroll down and see all the color options, plus a curated selection of accessories and paper that pair perfectly with these elegant inks.