Ancient oriental watercolors are characterized by their delicate hues. Now today's artist can journey back into time to create with the same timeless palette used by Japanese and Chinese artists 15 centuries ago.
Delicate and harmonious, the 48 Irodori colors are created using pure pigment in gum arabic for clean, crisp results that won't darken or muddy. Highly saturated, they granulate very freely, and are more opaque in the true Asian fashion. Available in 15 ml (0.5 oz) tubes.
For a complete listing of the colors in each set please refer to the Item Specs tab on this page, or click the magnifying glass icon next to the set name in the table below.
Gift Idea — Irodori colors are a treasured gift that will enhance the color selection of any watercolorist.
Color Chart note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Set of 12 Colors
Set of 24 Colors
Set of 36 Colors
Set of 48 Colors
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Because of their high saturation, Irodori colors do not adhere well to a palette. Holbein recommends that you squeeze out only what is needed at one time, and leave the balance in the tube.