Suminagashi (sue-me-NAH-gah-she) literally means “floating ink” and is an ancient form of Japanese marbling dating back over 800 years. Colored inks are floated on a bath of clear water and then gently manipulated into delicate patterns. Paper is carefully laid on top of the water to absorb the colors and then lifted. This is a form of monoprinting where no two prints will be exactly the same.
Majirozome is new art form of Suminagashi and was developed originally in 1999 by Mr.Kuroda. Beautiful pattern(s) appear on the surface of water within 1~3 second after small amount of dry dye powder (s) are placed on the surface of water. Pattern(s) appeared on the surface of water is copied from the surface of water by covering a paper or a cloth on it.