Kuretake makes some of the finest calligraphy supplies available, and this set of "starry" metallic watercolors is no exception. Like all traditional Japanese watercolors, these are thicker and more opaque than Western paints. This set of Gansai Tambi watercolors uses mica flakes to achieve a shiny, metallic look in six pearlescent colors. Just add a drop of water to the pan and load your dip pen with a clean brush. Made in Japan.