Aoto Natural Stones are generally pretty soft and low grit. This stone develops mud very fast. It is very large, excellent condition, nearly no inclusions, or cracks. Mined in Kyoto. Good Aoto's are very hard to find today. One this nice is very rare.
It is a pretty nice stone. It has very minimal cracks and inclusions for a Aoto but there are two smooth faces. With a good coat of lacquer this stone will be much more secure and last a long time. Great for starting kasumi finish as it quickly develops mud but doesn't scratch deep like synthetic stones.
this stone does have some cracking and is thin. It would do well with crack filling lacquering, and being mounted on a wood base. We do offer a service. just reach out for pricing.
Length - 8.1"
Width - 2.4"
Thickness - 2.4"
Hardness - 2 - 3
Grit - 3,000 - 5,000
Weight - 3 Lbs 14 Oz
Some stones have defects and inclusions. we cannot guarantee perfect shape and wearing. All sales are final on natural stones.