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Diacon Radish for patination

Has anybody heard of using Diacon Radish as a colouring agent for silver and various Japanese alloys?
I know I read an article about it a long time ago.

I’ve not heard of this but would be fascinated if it were true! For research purposes, the radish is spelled daikon.

Emily

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I read a while ago about using daikon from Jim Kelso’s sit: https://www.jimkelso.com/japanpatina.html/tutorial.htm
I think there are some articles in the archives about it too.

I believe a lot of the patinas you are looking for are in the book titled Japanese Patinas by Eitoku Sugimori https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/japanese-patinas?utm_campaign=shopping_feed_us_en&utm_source=walmarthybrid&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CjwKCAiAsIDxBRAsEiwAV76N89kYCLCkSQuCuF6TXwW2aEA4qaf47nf1VjX7B2XW86XFc_swjU6nZBoC3iYQAvD_BwE

Top result of Google search of “daikon radish patina”:

https://www.ganoksin.com/article/foundation-japanese-patinas/

Best,

Sasha

Thanks Emily - I thought I had the spelling wrong but was too lazy to get up to check!

Sure thing! I did find some articles in the archives about it, just haven’t had time to sift yet.