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‘Pigment’: Wall of Tokyo Art Supplies Store Featuring 4,500 Different Bottles

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Vials of about 4500 rock colors (pigment) fill the wall.

Tokyo Tennoz of art supply shop “PIGMENT” is, since its opening in summer 2015, SNS exhibition landscape became a hot topic through, the store is full every day with foreign tourists et al., From Asia and Europe.

Afghanistan natural ore that has been collected from all over the world, etc., crushed into particles, mixed with glue … There is also an expensive ore worth more than 30,000 yen per 15 grams.

In the evening, it glows like a jewel in the business district. (Keisei Endo)

壁一面を埋め尽くす約4500本の岩絵の具(顔料)の小瓶。

東京・天王洲の画材専門店「PIGMENT」は、2015年夏のオープン以来、SNSを通じて展示風景が話題となり、店内はアジアやヨーロッパからの外国人観光客らで連日あふれている。

アフガニスタンなど世界各地から集められた天然の鉱石は、粒子状に砕かれ、膠(にかわ)と混ぜ合わされることで日本画水墨画用の絵の具に変身する。中には15グラムあたり3万円以上する高価な鉱石もある。

日が暮れると、宝石のような光彩がオフィス街にもれる。(遠藤啓生)

via  Asahi Shimbun digital

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