Nagasawa Kobe Ink No.79 Tamon Kakitsubata. One of the finest places to see flowers in Kobe is Tamon-ji Temple in Tarumi, a temple founded by Master Jiraku in the Heian period. Master Jiraku is said to have brought over 3,000 Kakitsubata (rabbitear iris) back with him when he returned from a journey to China, and planted them here. This mild purple ink has the same color as the Kakitsubata in the temple.
Nagasawa is based in Kobe, Japan, and was founded in 1882. The colors of Kobe Ink originate from the vibrant views found around the beautiful city of Kobe, capturing its regional characteristics, aspects, and environments. Use Kobe Ink to evoke happy feelings and the magical qualities of Kobe when writing letters to friends.