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    Materials for beginners

    There are too many materials to choose from around the world. Here are Junko's favourite & authentic picks for beginners to start Japanese ink art.

    Starter kit AU$65 + postage

    1 x brush for both Shodo and Sumie - 35mm x 8mm, weasel & horse hair mixed, handmade by Ikkyuen brand Japan

    1 x fine brush for poem style calligraphy, details and signature - 19mm x 2.8mm, weasel hair, handmade by Ikkyuen brand Japan

    1 x ink stick - grind on an ink stone with some water - 93mm x 20mm x 10mm

    1 x ink stone - 133mm x 74mm x 19mm

    50 sheets x rice papers - 334mm x 242mm

    15 x models - calligraphy (8) & paintings (7)

    Brush AU$25

    Fine brush AU$15

    Ink stone + Ink stick AU$25

    Stamp stone 13mm x 13mm AU$15

    Stamp stone 16mm x 16mm AU$18

    Red wax AU$10

    60 sheets x rice papers AU$5

    machine made (50) & hand made (10)

    *** If you attend Summer Art Experience 2020 in Canberra ***

    Please make sure you have:

    Felt mat (larger than 45cm x 50cm is ideal) 

    Kitchen towel

    Water container

    White plate or white tile

    Paper weight

    - Starter kit $65 

    - Stamp stone 13mm square $15 or 16mm square $18

    - Traditional red wax $10 (option) 

    - Paper pack $5 (60 sheets) - 3 packs recommended for the course

    + postage