What comes to mind are the soft flexible foam-tipped (usually
disposable) pens. Are these as good as I suspect they are for
writing CJK? I know that I don't have the ability to use these
pens as well as they can be, by far. They remind me of the superb
Japanese woodworking tools that are considered better than the
comparatively-inexperienced person learning to use them...

Btw, many such pens apparently can be opened up and refilled with
the proper kind of ink. I have a sneaking suspicion that computer
inkjet printer refill ink might work well, but I don't know.
I don't know about India ink; I think it's alkaline, although it
probably wouldn't bother the materials used in those pens.

I presume serious students of writing CJK get some brushes and
proper ink, if not solid ink and an inkstone, etc.


Nicholas Bodley |@| Waltham, Mass.
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