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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Sets feature a range of carefully selected traditional Japanese water colours.

The rich intense colours come from the water-based pigments, which are more opaque than other water colour brands but the water-based pigment paint can be highly opaque when used solely as a gouache but can also become more transparent depending on the amount of water added dilution. 

Kuretake’s more than 100 years of sumi ink making technology enables beautiful blotting and lifting.

Kuretake’s more than 100 years of sumi ink making technology enables beautiful blotting and lifting.

They are highly blendable with a creamy smooth consistency.

They are ideal for sketching, illustration, sumi-e, brush lettering and more. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colour Sets are handcrafted using traditional methods as such pan trays may show cracks or rough textures due to air bubbles. This does not affect the quality or performance.

Every water colour block is an individual tray that can be removed from the palette during use. Non-toxic and odourless.

We also sell the individual refills.

Set of 48 pans, all the colour names are given only in Japanese, the colours are:

White, Natural Beige, Rose Beige, Lilac, Cherry Blossom Pink, Black, Gray, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Scarlet, Red, Cadmium Orange, Rose Madder, Carmine, Rose Madder Deep, Purple, Imperial Violet, Cobalt Violet, Lemon Yellow, Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber Deep, Greenish Yellow, Malachite, Sap Green Light, Hooker’s Green, Sap Green, Olive Green, Viridian, Forest Green Turquoise Green Deep, Sap Green Deep, Lime Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Pale, Turquoise Blue, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Indigo, Blue Gray Deep, Horizon Blue, Indian Red, Maroon, Gold, Bluish Gold and White Gold. .

Occasionally, some Gansai Japanese Pan Colours may display fine cracks (or ‘crazing’) in their pans. This is quite normal for these particular pan paint colours as they do not contain honey or glycerine as a humectant, it does not reflect on the quality of this beautiful traditional Japanese paint. These cracks do not affect the paint quality at all.

Overall Size: 235mm x 17mm x 295mm

Weight: 640g

Each Pan size: 48mm x 29mm x 10mm

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