Kiku Sumi Bincho – video

Kiku sumi the oldest charcoal in Japan was discovered in ruins from about 300,000 years ago, and it is believed that it was used in cooking. Starting from Yayoi Era in 239 AD, Sumi was used widely from industry to the daily life of the people. The famous Buddhist monk Kukai, known as Kobo-Daishi who is the founder of Shingon … Continue reading Kiku Sumi Bincho – video