#400 Nakayama karasu tennen toishi

A very good example of karasu from the Nakayama mine. Mounted on a carved
fitted old wooden dai this graphic stone contains several elements seen in
stones from Nakayama including strongly defined and dark crows against
a gray sky, straight namazu lines as seen on one side, ultra fine grit and
patches of kawa seen with ocher and or umber or burnt umber colors and
often but not always as it is sometimes removed, areas of black with
crystallized grains that can be seen as individual distinct twinkling particles
when viewed with the naked eye in direct sunlight. The black crystals on this
stone are flatter than what I prefer to see, and the umber and burnt umber are
missing but also is missing 95+ percent of the original kawa that this stone
originally had intact which was at least on both sides as evidenced by the
remainder, and most likely on the back of the stone judging from the tan
coloration. Luckily am the owner if a autheintic Nakayama karasu sample
for comparison and I am including photos of a  proven sample of karasu
from the Nakayama mine for comparative purposes.
The katakana on the bottom of the dai reads "Hope".

The stone (toishi) has been lapped perfectly flat and the corners and
edges beveled unless otherwise noted.  All of my stones come with a tested
and appropriately sized tomonaguara slurry stone, and a money back
guarantee minus the return shipping.
TheJapanStone
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Hardness
5++
Grit Fineness
5+++
Speed/Cutting
5 to 5++
with
slurry
Size 203-60-25
in mm
Price $1050 SOLD