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Ogatsu Suzuri Association

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Ogatsu Suzuri Association
Slate excavated in Ogatsu-cho, Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, is called “Ogatsu” stone and they have been used for making “suzuri” (ink-stone) as far back as the Muromachi Period.

Boasting a history of over 600 years, Ogatsu Suzuri is perfect for scraping ink on stone with its fine particles (ho-bo) on the surface of the scraping area (oka).
With high durability and excellent water retention, it is capable of scraping smooth and glossy colored ink. Ogatsu Suzuri has great tradition and history and was loved by Date Masamune, the famous general who established the foundation of the Sendai Domai.

He was also known for having a refined taste in waka and tea ceremonies. Up to this day, suzuri craftsmen have hand-carved and polished each and every one in the process of its creation. Recently, the highly durable and lustrous black Ogatsu stone is also used for making tableware and in the development and production of craft products which may open up new possibilities for Ogata Suzuri.

The Ogata Suzuri Association produces and sells stone plates made from Ogata stone, and these plates can make a beautiful presentation of the food. Additionally, their heat-retaining properties and cool keeping properties allow food to be served deliciously fresh.
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Ogatsu slate plate is made of Ogatsu stone which is a material of Ogatsu inkstone designated as a traditional craft. Classy texture of the item matches both Japanese and western dishes well. This i...
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A square slate plate made of Ogatsu stone which is a natural stone mined in Ogatsu, Miyagi, Japan. Ogatsu stone is water resistant and durable. This pure black plate looks classy and is used at fan...
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A slate plate, made of Ogatsu stone which is a material of Ogatsu inkstone designated as a traditional craft. Ogatsu stone, mined in Ogatsu, Miyagi, Japan, is water and fire resistant. The glossy s...
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A slate plate made of a material of Ogatsu inkstone. Ogatsu stone, also known as Gensho stone, is a natural stone mined in Ogatsu, Miyagi, Japan. It is highly water and fire resistant and lasts for...
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Ogatsu slate plate is made of Ogatsu stone, one of top black stones of Japan. Ogatsu stone is water and fire resistant. The slate plate is made by craftsman with traditional techniques and is used ...
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Ogatsu slate plate is made of Ogatsu stone which is a material of Ogatsu inkstone designated as a traditional craft.A square slate plate with a simple design and smooth texture is good for serving ...