Akama inkstones

About Akama inkstones

The history of Akama inkstones dates back to more than 800 years ago. There is a record saying that they were offered to the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in 1191. In the Edo period (1603-1868), quarrying of Akama stones was prohibited without permission from the domain lord. For this reason, Akama inkstones were highly valued and were offered as gifts to other domain lords.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1976

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