Yasutomo 2023 Gift Guide

It's gift-giving season so we've rounded up our favorite items to give to your favorite people!

Suzuri Stone Sumi Set

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Suzuri Stone Sumi Set (SWS600)

This set contains two sumi brushes (SW1 and CC3), one sumi ink stick and one Suzuri stone in a beautiful paper box. Includes an instruction sheet with detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to grind ink on a suzuri stone and how to paint a classic sumi bamboo painting. Instructions also include QR codes for video instructions on how to grind sumi ink on a suzuri stone and how to paint bamboo.
Pair with ourĀ Hosho paper pad (6H)Ā or anotherĀ Yasutomo washi paperĀ for a complete sumi-e starter kit!

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Bokuju Sumi Set

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Bokuju Sumi Set (SWS700)

This set contains two sumi brushes (SW1 and CC3), oneĀ bottle of Bokuju (liquid sumi ink), and a porcelain saucer 3 1/2" diameter x 1/2" deepĀ in a beautiful paper box. Includes an instruction sheet with detailed, step-by-step instructions to paint a sumi poppy flower. Instructions also include QR codes for video instructions on how to paint a poppy.
Pair with ourĀ Hosho paper pad (6H)Ā or anotherĀ Yasutomo washi paperĀ for a complete sumi-e starter kit!

Gansai Sets

Gansai are traditional Japanese watercolor paints made with finely ground pigments so that they will yield bright, vivid colors on even the most absorbent washi paper.

12 round gansai colors packaged in a box with the lid off to the side

12 Color Traditional Japanese Watercolor Set in Porcelain Dishes, Large (WC215)

This is a 12 color set Japanese Watercolors comprised of pigments used in traditional Sumi-e painting. Each paint is in cake form in a 2 1/4" diameter pure white reusable porcelain dish.

small gansai watercolor set of 12 colors in a box with the lid off to the side

12 Color Set Japanese Watercolors, Small (WC211)

This is the same 12 color setĀ as above but in smaller form. Each color comes in a 1" x 1 3/4" plastic dish.

metallic 6 piece traditional Japanese watercolor set in a box with the lid to the side

Metallic 6 Piece Traditional Japanese Watercolor Set (WC220)

A unique selection of traditional Japanese watercolors for dramatic painting including metallics and a beautiful, rich red. Full 6 colors:Ā Pale Gold, Reddish Gold, Silver, Chinese White, Red and Black.

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Wa Fude

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Wa Fude, or literally ā€œJapanese brushes," are beloved in Japan for their superior performance. These brushes each boast unique characteristics that artists will appreciate for different styles and techniques, whether it be lettering, sumi-e or watercolor.
The spring and snap of these natural bristle brushes make them perform quite differently from our other sumi-e brushes, providing a variety of performance options to suit different artistsā€™ needs.

Creative Origami Activity Kit

Creative Origami Kit package

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This beautifully designed origami kit contains both paper and detailed instructions to create a number of different projects, all in one convenient set.

60 sheets origami paper in assorted colors and sizes. Instruction booklet for 21 traditional easy to fold models.

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Y&C Gel Xtreme R2 - Retractable Metallic Gel Pens

package of Y&C Gel Xtreme R2 retractable metallic gel pens

Y&C Gel Xtreme R2 (KGX2007R)

Never lose gel pen caps again! Retractable Gel XtremeTMĀ pens come in a set of 7 brilliant metallic colors: gold, silver, copper, red, sky blue, green and violet.

Fast drying, acid-free pigment ink. Smooth, bold colors stand out on dark paper. Pens have 0.8mm tips. Smooth ink flow with no skipping! Patented Japanese technology prevents pens from drying out.

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Niji Artist Watercolor Sets

open Niji Artist Watercolors 12 color essentials set

Niji Artist Watercolors Essentials Set, 12 Colors (NWS12)

open Niji Artist Watercolor studio set

Niji Artist Watercolors Studio Set, 24 Colors (NWS24)

NijiĀ® Artist Watercolors are a high quality transparent color assortment carefully selected for ultimate color mixing capabilities and unlimited, brilliant color combinations.

Perfect for creating landscapes, florals, still life, abstracts, portraits and urban scenes. Great for plein air painting.

The half pan colors are individually wrapped and come in a sturdy, reusable, travel ready metal tin. A metal ring on the bottom of each tin serves as a convenient thumb holder for painting on-the-go.

Pairs great with these items for a complete set of supplies for painting on-the-go!

Niji Watercolor Paper Pads

Fusion Brushes

Niji Best WaterbrushesĀ or Niji Premier Waterbrushes

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Niji Watercolor Pencils

Niji watercolor pencils in packaging tube

Niji Watercolor Pencils (NWP36)

36 high quality water-soluble pencils are perfect for drawing, coloring and blending. Use dry or wet to make different textures and effects!

Use a wet brush to disperse the color and create a watercolor wash.

Smooth and saturated colors.

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And there you have it! A round up of some of our favorite items to give (and receive šŸ˜‰)

Cheers to a holiday season full of your favorite new art supplies!

November 29, 2023 — Yasutomo American KUSA Corporation
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