Retro Japanese Gansai watercolor sets inspired by colors of the decades. This Japanese alternative to standard watercolors is similar to gouache and is made by a 100-year-old paint maker in Japan. Paints can be used directly out of the box with a wet brush. A blank letterpress swatch card is included featuring the individual color names to be painted in for referencing, as the appearances can be deceiving and each true color is only revealed once wet and set to paper. 8 colors in each chiyogami paper presentation box. Non-toxic Gansai paint crafted in Japan. From "Choosing Keeping", a stationary shop based in London.