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FW: Report-10, Suimonga/ Suminagashi

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  • Jake Benson
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2001
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      > From: "tkuroda" <tkuroda@...>
      > Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 21:06:53 +0900
      > To: "Benson Jake" <jemiljan@...>
      > Cc: "Banerji Debashish" <ewcc@...>, "鎌田敏輝"
      > <fwhx6607@...>
      > Subject: Report-10, Suimonga/ Suminagashi
      > Dear Mr. Jake Benson and Marblers in the world
      > Please distribute a message below to marbler(s). This is a first
      > announcement on New technology on the marble paper.
      > I would like to announce new technology development on marbling. This
      > technology was developed in October 1999 in Tokyo/Japan by Takaji KURODA.
      > The new marbling technique use tap water (Soft water is recommended,
      > Hard water may not be suitable specially when it includes metaric ion(s)
      > such as Cupper and Iron) as medium, specially selected dye powder(s) as
      > color(s) materials.
      > Dye powder(s) after properly mixed in dry condition, is strewn on the
      > surface of water.
      > Within only 1(One) to several seconds, we can see fine colored
      > pattern on the surface of water. Then, paper is placed on the surface of
      > water to copy patter from the surface of water.
      > We can use tap water in Tokyo without any problems, and can find
      > suitable dye powders from the market available dye powders.
      > This technique already applied to many Suimongas which Mr. Takaji
      > KURODA produced in 1999, 2000 and 2001. including Suimongas which was
      > displayed in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and OBP Exhibition.
      > Dots size of marble pattern is depend on the size of dye powder(s)
      > and spreading speed on the surface of water as a solution of dye color(s)
      > and solubility of it when dye powder strewn on the surface of water.
      > This is a first marble paper technique which uses dye powder in dry
      > condition.
      > New marble paper was given to Mr.Jake Benson by air mail as reference
      > for marbler's gathering.
      > Sincerely,
      > ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
      > :::::::::::::::::::::
      >   Takaji KURODA
      > tkuroda@...
      > Tel & Fax X-81-(0)3-3368-1305
      > 3-21-12 Higashinakano, Nakano-Ku
      > Tokyo 164-0003,JAPAN
      > ===============
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