Platinum Izumo Bamboo Weaving Yokoajiro #10 Torafu
The Platinum Izumo Bamboo Weaving Yokoajiro Fountain Pen adopts the traditional weaving techniques used in Japanese bamboo crafts. Bamboo, which has been closely involved in the lives of Japanese people since the Jomon period, was used for various tools and decorations. Gradually the weaving techniques became an increasingly valued craft, and were eventually accepted as a traditional craft. The main feature of this fountain pen is the barrel, which is weaved carefully by skilled traditional craftsmen.
Platinum only uses torafudake (tiger-spotted bamboo), a type of bamboo that has a beautiful pattern similar to a tiger. After selecting the right bamboo, an oil removal process called aburanuki is used, which provides durability and luster to the surface. After this is arawari, where the bamboo is cut to the appropriate size, and then habatori, a process to cut each bamboo strip to an even width. The bamboo strips are woven in an inclined pattern called yokoajiro, and urushi lacquer is added as a finish, adding luster to the surface and providing a rich dignified look to the fountain pen.
The pen comes with an exclusive fountain pen bag, made of beautiful, shiny silver fabric, with a decorative string closure and cloud charm. The bag includes a pocket to store a reserve cartridge. It is enclosed in an exclusive paulownia wood box.
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