This is the second review on the series of inks called the Silk Road Reserved Inks. Please see my previous review here, for all the background information on the ink available from Asian Treasure Hunt on eBay.
This time we are looking at asuka brown. The following is from Raul's description on eBay:
NEW Colorful Silk Road Journey Asuka Brown Color Ink
This color is derived from the Asuka Period in Japan. The Asuka Period was from 592-645, concentrated in Nara. At that time, Nara was the capital of the Japan and was a major destination on the Silk Road.
The Asuka period developed the Japanese Architecture in very connoisseur way. It was this architectures brown color which had long lasting impression on the Japanese color history. If you carefully observe the history you will notice a very strange connection of this brown color.
On the silk road, as Japan got its brown color from Asuka period and meanwhile this architecture was highly influence from the Indian subcontinents Harrapa-Mohenjodaro cities.
This is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It was located along the South of Pakistan in Indus valley. It was a civilization of around 35,000 people with central administrative structure and architecture. The cities were majorly built by brown colored bricks. The entire architecture of stupa was buried after the extinction of this civilization. Later in 19th century these cities were excavated and stupa layout was discovered.
This ink is REALLY close to Iroshizuku's Tsukushi, horsetail brown. I like this brown, ALOT. So as before, I am giving away one bottle of this brown ink to one lucky reader. The rules have been modified just a bit, so please read them before commenting.
Oh and you have until Midnight EST on Monday, October 18 to leave your commment, because, WOO HOO!, I am going to NYC on Friday for the NYC Pen Show. I will draw the winner as soon as I can when I return.
Thanks for reading!!
1. You must be a regular follower of my blog, either through Google, email or an RSS feed. Please just be honest and don't enter if you are not a regular follower.
2. Please leave an email address in your comment, I need a way to notify you if you are the winner. If I don't know how to reach you, you will have 7 days from the announcement of the winner to contact me.
3. You do NOT need to be a U.S. resident, I am thrilled to recognize my International readers as well and will ship worldwide.