Kaikishibu Powder (Persimmon Tannin)
Tannin from the fruits of Persimmon (mostly Hachiya) was extracted in liquid form and processed into concentrated powder foam for easy handling. The powder is packaged in a smaller 100 gram container as it should be used immediately once opened.
Add water in 1:2 to 1:4 ratio depending on the strength you want to work with. The liquid kakishibu should be used within a day of two. It can be painted with a brush on a piece of cloth, paper, wood, bamboo or used as a vat of tannin where you dip the material in it.
It is important that the kakishibu surfaces are cured under the bright sun for a minimum of a day or two. Make the solution light and achieve darker shades by repeated process otherwise, the material turns stiff.
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