With over 1000 years of history comes this truly amazing new style. Japan Dye, or J-Dye, takes the simple task of applying ink to a disc and turns it into a disc with centuries of history in every flight. Two Kanji (the traditional written form of Japanese derived from ancient China) puts a new name to your favorite disc. For example, the Kanji name of the Valkyrie is "Kinlo" or "Golden Wolf". J-Dye uses 2 types of ink. One comes from organic chemistry derived in Kyoto, the oldest city in Japan and world famous for its inks. The other comes from more modern pigment solutions. It is this original Hero combination that creates colors and designs found nowhere else in the world. Simple traditional tools are used to create each design, with each disc taking over an hour to complete. Items such as the potter’s wheel and a Japanese "Fude" (pronounced fuu-day) brush made from the hair from a horse’s tail are but a few of the artisans craft making tools. Also unique to the J-Dye style is the dying of the underside of the rim. After each disc is created, it is "signed" with a traditional wooden stamp with Hero’s original design. This traditional Japanese style signing comes from many centuries of artistic development in Japan. * Only the heavy J-Dyes have the GOLD FOIL stamp on the bottom of the discs. A description of the symbols on a J-Dye disc: JD dye- A symbol for J-Dye itself. The design originates from "bonji", or Buddha’s original writing style. The bottom: Red stamp- literally means "Print by Hero". This is Hero’s original stamp and symbol in Japanese Kanji. Also on the bottom: 2 Kanji- The 2 Kanji symbols are the Japanese name for each disc. These names come from ancient Chinese words, gods, and symbols that changed the course of history in the centuries of our past.