Wednesday, February 11, 2015
When I was browsing in our local Japanese shop today, I noticed in their stock something that I did not understand at all. It was a solid chromium steel bar, about a foot long and a quarter of an inch square. I asked the sales clerk what it was but all I could elicit was that it had something to do with calligraphy. So I bought it anyway. The brand name on the packet said BUNGU and that does have something to do with Japanese office supplies, I gather. All the other writing was in Japanese however so what the object is I still do not know. I am hoping that someone will tell me what the characters in the pic below say. The pic is of the packet that the bar came in.
Mystery solved. It is a Japanese calligraphy paperweight