Mikawa Nagura are scarce and well regarded for creating a silky smooth mud that aides in abrading hard natural stones. They make an excellent paring with our finishing stones on the website like the Okuda, Ohria and Ozuku stones. This batch of naguras are about 2.4oz but they vary from 3.5 to 3.9oz. They are in cube shape as pictured and all of them come with nice kanji stamps on them. This was a special, one-time purchase so once these are gone we don't think we can acquire any more. We have about 15 of this size in the office and large ones will also be available for a higher price.
Here is what my stone dealer had to say about these.
"This is the most famous and traditional Nagura stone for natural stones. It comes from Aichi prefecture. The color is white or yellow/brown.
The shipped one is called “Shima” and according to the factory, “Shima” type is almost zero in stock. The grit is about 3000 and it is rather soft.
Please note that each Nagura is different shape and size but all are within the weight parameters above and we just pick one from the group. You won't be getting the one pictured necessarily.
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