Meet the Makers: The Ink Maker
9 min • Culture • 2017
Ink - a somewhat obsolete object in a world where most of us are dependent on digital devices for our endless tasks. How does a father decide whether to draw his son in to Sumi ink-making - a dying trade - or to let him go pursue his own dreams? Meet the makers - a father and son duo in Mie, Japan, as they keep a 1,200-year-old craft and family tradition of ink-making alive.