October 25, 2013 @ Yahoo

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A selection of hand made mineral pigments, used by traditional Japanese Nihonga painters, on display at the shop of fifth generation paint maker Norihiro Ishida in Kyoto, Japan. Ishida’s shop, called Hokodo, is the oldest traditional painting supplies shop in Japan dating back to the mid 19th century. The shop, which specializes in hand made paints made primarily from mineral sources is patronized by Japan’s leading painters. The shop handles over 1,000 colors and is renowned for the ability to create almost any color from natural mineral and organic pigments.


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