This article is about the second article by Mr. Ikuhiro Suzuki of Nara Sumi Industry in the "Nara Sumino People" corner.
Like Mr. Nakamura, a woodblock craftsman who appeared in the first installment, he is one of the last craftsmen in Japan who specializes in sumi polishing. That said, despite the importance of the technology, there is no successor, and it seems that the work is decreasing year by year as the demand for ink goes away.
We would like to write a special article in such a place so that as many people as possible can deepen their understanding of sumi.
◆ People of Nara sumi “Nara sumi polishing business “Ikuhiro Suzuki””