Japanese Retro Watercolour Set


! Important - Due to high demand the 1970s and 1980s paint set is on back-order. Any orders including this watercolour set will be shipped once they return to stock; the 1970s are due in early September and 1980s in mid October.

Choosing Keeping presents three exclusive, special editions of 8 shades of Gansai. This Japanese alter-ego to European watercolours is not dissimilar to gouache, and is made by a 100 year old paint maker in Japan. The paints can be used directly out of the box with a wet paintbrush - either thinly in translucent washes, or by layering for a bolder effect. These can also be used on darker paper bases. 

Choosing Keeping's own take on this traditional Japanese art material, each set in this retro trilogy is inspired by colours of a decade past: 60s, 70s, and 80s, each has its own appeal. Put together they are the perfect set for a gift. We recommend the Aquarella (white) and Aquarello (off-white) for the perfect paper pairing.

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Set 1 - 1960s (Green box) (red currants)
Set 2 - 1970s (Cream box) (raspberries)
Set 3 - 1980s (Pink box)
Set of all 3 (1960s, 1970s, and 1980s sets)

Material: Gansai watercolour
Included: 8 colours in chiyogami paper presentation box

Made in Japan

Swatches and illustrations courtesy of Claire Fletcher