How to use Solidified Ink-
Traditional East Asian inks comes in the form of a solidified stick. Water is applied onto the ink stone, carefully via a dropper or pipette, before the bottom of the stick is ground onto the stone dish surface. More water is added during the grinding process to achieve the consistency and quantity desired. The Chinese grind their ink in a circular motion with the end flat on the surface whilst the Japanese push one corner of the end of the ink stick back and forth.