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2021 PIGMENT TOKYO SELECTION

2021-12-22

As time flies, we have less than a month left before welcoming 2022. This is the time of year when many of us buy gifts for our families and friends!

Therefore, in this article, we will show you some of our recommendations that could be a present for your loved ones or a holiday treat for yourself!






◾️PIGMENT TOKYO x spoken words project


【FEATURES】PIGMENT TOKYO Collaboration With spoken words project



Denim Apron
17,380 tax in
Denim Brush case
11,880 tax in

Denim Shoulder bag
6,380 tax in
Denim Tote
10,780 tax in


PIGMENT TOKYO launched the “PIGMENT BLUE PROJECT” in spring 2020 and released a series of collaboration goods with “spoken words project”.

These original denim fabrics, inspired by the wall of mineral pigments in PIGMENT TOKYO, were produced by spoken words project, a fashion brand led by designer Masahiro Tobita.


Each design features a different texture created by hand screen printing. This unique handmade textile design is now available in aprons, brush cases, shoulder bags and tote bags.

Fun fact: The store uniforms worn by PIGMENT TOKYO staff members are also made of spoken words project’s denim design.

Moreover, as the fabric ages, the texture will fade and the color becomes more subtle which creates a unique taste depending on the usage.

It is not only an item worn or used during production but also an item that enriches your daily life, a piece of design that you can enjoy as “the color grows”. 




◾️Pastels

Gondola Pastel 48 colors set
5,500 tax in
Gondola Pastel 66 colors set
8,250 tax in
Gondola Pastel 100 colors set
12,100 tax in

Oil Pastel 24 colors set
7,920 tax in
Oil Pastel 50 colors set
23,100 tax in
Oil Pastel Pearl 12 colors set
3,960 tax in



There are two main types of pastels: 

soft pastels, which contain high elasticity and are beautiful in color, and…

oil pastels, which have excellent lightfastness and hiding power that come with vivid colors.


These soft pastels are carefully handcrafted by OHKAN KAGAKU KOGYOSHO CO., a long-established Japanese pastel manufacturer, to create colors that match the natural features and sunlight in Japan.

Oil pastels, on the other hand, are made by Sennelier, a traditional art materials manufacturer that was founded in Paris, the “City of Art”. They have excellent hiding power and can be used not only to paint with rich color like oil paint but also for layering and blending techniques when used with oil-based mediums. Moreover, as a result of oil pastel’s unique characteristics, you can use and paint it on a wide variety of substrates.


Pastels are difficult to mix, so the more colors you have, the more freedom of color expression you can achieve.

Other than that, using pastels on slightly rough paper may create a softer texture, but some types of pastels might not fix on the paper well.

Especially when you are using soft pastels, we recommend applying a finishing coat or using a fixative to strengthen the fixation of the pastels to the substrate.


Bamboo Washi for Watercolor Art Pad
957 tax in
SPRAY Handy Pastel Fixative
935 tax in




◾️Carving Signature Seal



【FEATURES】My Personal Seal −Seal Engraving−



Carving Signature Seal Set
9,900 tax in
篆刻
3,850 tax in


In China and Japan, seal engraving has been used as a signature for calligraphy and paintings.

And the technique of creating a seal engraved in “Tensho-tai (篆書体, also known as Seal Script)” is called “Tenkoku (篆刻)”. The seal script is known for its character style which is similar to hieroglyphs by having vertical and horizontal lines and symmetrical shapes.

Nowadays, because of its design and versatility, it is widely used in illustrations and designs, such as postcards.

Therefore, why not engrave your ideas, such as a pattern, illustration, zodiac signs or even your favorite phrase on a cute tiny stone by using character styles and designs you like?


Our Carving Signature Seal Set includes tools that are easy to use even for beginners and comes with instructions on how to make the seal engraving. For those who wish to learn more, a video lecture by a seal engraving artist, Mr. Seiho Tanabe (田邊栖鳳) will deepen your understanding of the charm of Tenkoku. The video can be viewed as many times as you like, so you can learn at your own pace on your days off.

Also sold separately from the set are "In-dei (印泥, inkpad)," which is a red ink pad for seal engraving, and "In-ku (印矩, seal positioning tool)" which is convenient for positioning seals.



In-dei (Inkpad) Birei (Bright Red) 1oz
5,720 tax in
In-dei (Inkpad) Koshoku (Deep Red) 1oz
2,530 tax in
In-ku(Seal Positioning Tool)
1,980 tax in



The In-dei (印泥, inkpad)has two kinds of colors; Birei (bright red)has a capacity of 30g and 20g for the In-dei Koshoku (deep red), these inkpads produce rich red colors while the inkpad from the Carving Signature Seal Set comes in a small amount and produces bright vermilion color. 


These are just the right size and you can change the shades of red depending on your seal engraving designs or your mood at the time.  

These unique red shades are made from cinnabar , which is a type of natural pigment.

"Birei" has a deeper yet stronger vividness while "Koshoku" has a subdued Bordeaux color. 

With these inkpads, you can now enjoy the seal engraving with a touch of red natural pigments!



We also provide all sorts of painting sets, therefore, don’t forget to check out our Instagram for more!



【Instagram】https://www.instagram.com/pigment_tokyo/

Gift set recommendations for Christmas / クリスマスにお勧めのギフト




Moreover, instead of a usual e-mail, how about sending a handwritten message with your Christmas or New Year's greeting to express your gratitude for the past year? Perhaps you may also attach a seal engraving sign or design that you have made yourself on those greetings!


◾️Original Gift Card


Original Gift Card - Plum
1,430 tax in
Original Gift Card - Bamboo
1,430 tax in

Original Gift Card - Pine
1,430 tax in
ORIGINAL CARD SET/Pine Bamboo Plum
3,960 tax in


Here are PIGMENT Original Cards. These greeting cards are laser-cut with Japanese motifs and come in three different designs: pine, bamboo, and plum. The envelope has a cutting design of Mt.Fuji that you can see through the color underneath.

A single gift card comes in a set of one greeting card and an envelope, while the Original Card Set includes one of each of the three designs (Three greeting cards and envelopes).



◾️Metal Leaf Postcard


Metal Leaf Postcard(Red Pearl)
968 tax in
Metal Leaf Postcard(Blue Pearl)
968 tax in

Metal Leaf Postcard(Decoration Silver)
968 tax in
Metal Leaf Postcard(Decoration Gold)
968 tax in


REKISEISHA's metal-leafed paper is now available as postcards too!

They come in 9 designs in total, including a simple yet delicate design with gold, silver, and copper leaf, and one using a traditional technique unique to Japan in which the silver leaf is smoked with sulfur and color changed by the sulfurization reaction.

Let the world of metal leaf spread across 100 x 148 mm and color your words.




It will always be our pleasure to give out a helping hand in your gift picking! 




Translated by Nelson Hor Ee Herng

PIGMENT TOKYO Art Materials Expert 

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Art Materials Expert at PIGMENT TOKYO

NATSUKO SHIRAISHI

Art Materials Expert at PIGMENT TOKYO Graduated from the Textile Design at Tama Art University. While she works as an art material expert at PIGMENT, she also continues her career as an artist of original paper, Japanese paper and calligraphy.

Art Materials Expert at PIGMENT TOKYO Graduated from the Textile Design at Tama Art University. While she works as an art material expert at PIGMENT, she also continues her career as an artist of original paper, Japanese paper and calligraphy.