NAKAGAWA GOFUN ENOGU
Calcium carbonate (Itabo oyster), animal glue
Kinhoin is made from only the thick top cover of the Itabo oyster, and it is the highest grade product which has bright pure white color.
Shirayuki-> hakujuin -> kinhoin, and the higher the quality becomes as it goes to the right, Kinhoin has a soft color and is suitable as a top coat or finish, shirayuki is opaque white and is suitable for the base coat.
Gofun is a Japanese traditional “white” color whose component is calcium carbonate made from Itabo oyster. Left and weathered for over 10 to 15 years, shells are grinded to a stone powder with a stone mill. At the same time, they are purified well and made into sheet-shaped by air seasoning. You can mix with general pigments such as sumi ink and vermillion.
*Since it is a sheet-shaped pigment, please make sure to grind well with a mortar and pestle before using.