founded in nara, japan in 1902, as kuretake sumi, the company began in the manufacture of traditional japanese sumi brushes

these broad, soft hair, fine-tipped brushes have become popular with watercolour artists for detailing and fine lines

kuretake’s brush pens designed for calligraphy have also found new users amongst comic book artists who choose them over traditional dip pens or brushes

kuretake were the first to produce a brush marker pen using replaceable ink cartridges, a product for which the firm has gained an excellent reputation

kuretake manufacture a huge variety of ink, watercolour, and acrylic markers, paints and accessories for every medium

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