Namiki Nippon Art maki-e Ukiyo-e Shobei Odera FN-4M-USH Fountain Pen
€590.00 (including VAT) €475.81 (excluding VAT)
A sacred arch-thief who stole ancestral hall money of Lord Yoritomo, dedicated to the Gokuraku Temple in Kamakura. He is represented in blue to express his capacity to choose his target and waiting for the right opportunity.
The Nippon Art Collection takes traditional Japanese and auspicious subjects known the world over, such as “Mt. Fuji”, “Hagoita (battledore)”, and “Origami”, and has them drawn on a black lacquered background in Hira Maki-e (Flat Maki-e).
The shiny black of the lacquer, along with the overflowing vibrancy from each work makes it a sight to behold.
Artisan name: Kokkokai
Pen nib: size: No.10(14K)
Article number: FN-4M-USH
length closed: 14,2cm
Technique: Hira Maki-e. The hira maki-e technique, which dates from the latter part of the Heian period (794–1185), was preceded by togidashi maki-e, a technique in which not only the design but the whole surface is covered with clear lacquer after the sprinkling of metal powder; the lacquer is then polished down to reveal the design.
Ultimate decorative beauty: Maki-e fountain pens using the traditional lacquer work of "Maki-e". The fine designs by the craftsmen are indeed the crystals of Japanese beauty.
Japanese lacquer: Lacquer is an excellent varnish which has been used in Japan since ancient times. Not only does it possess strong and durable qualities, the more it is used, the more gracefully it fits into your hand while retaining its beautiful charm.
Care put into the fountain pen nib: At Namiki, we produce the pen points, as well as fountain pen nibs here at our company. Placing value on writing touch and quality of the fountain pen is something our company strongly believes in.
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