Nakayama Kita Kanzu

Nakayama Kita Kanzu

Nakayama Kita Kan Namazu

 Here we have a lovely example of a Nakayama Kita. The pattern is most likely, technically speaking, Namazu. Because there is an obvious ‘ring’ to the pattern, I’ve decided to call the pattern Kanzu. Kan for ring, Zu for Namazu. I made that term up myself, it’s not an actual term.

This is a harder type of Kita – so it’s equally responsive when used with Mikawa Nagura or just about any Tomo.

This stone is is very fine and fairly fast. This is what I call a high-class stone; it has all the favored attributes and an excellent visual presentation also.

The Tomo Nagura is also Nakayama Kita; I find it to be an excellent go-to match for this Awasedo.

This stone didn’t need to be lapped when I received it, the top was flat enough to work on and I’d like to keep the stamps as long as possible. With use, they’ll fade but for the time being they’re nice to look at. 

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Approx. Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.5 x 0.9” / 143 x 89 x 20 mm

Weight: 25 oz / 710 g 

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