✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
Bokashi, which means gradation, is a technique inspired by Japanese woodblock printmaking where a combination of graduating colors of variating lightness (or darkness) is applied to produce a seamless transition between two colors. Some areas you may see Bokashi applied is on artwork containing horizons or changes in terrain.
About Danitrio Takumi Fountain Pen Series:
The Takumi is a Danitrio series. Takumi means "Craft" in Japanese.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #6 nib. What has been described by many Danitrio collectors as the fireball nib is an image of “Kaen-Kohai” which is a flame-shaped halo of “Fudo Myoo” (Acala, the God of Fire). This halo is commonly painted on the back of Japanese Buddhist statues.
An UrushiPen.com representative will contact you to confirm nib tip size preference (fine, medium, broad, or stub) following the placement of the order.
|Cap Length||68 mm (2.68")|
|Cap Diameter||18 mm (0.71")|
|Barrel Length||130 mm (5.12")|
|Barrel Diameter||16 mm (0.63")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||147 mm (5.79")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||175 mm (6.89")|
|Net Weight||28.4 g (1 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||30 g (1.06 oz)|
About the Artisan:
This pen was hand-painted by Koichiro Okazaki (Kogaku). Born in 1959. He is a renown Maki-E artisan in Japan and considers himself wholeheartedly traditional when it comes to Maki-E. He is recognized by the Japanese Government as a Dento Kogei-shi, which an honorary title meaning "master of traditional crafts" and is given only to a select few artisans who have a significant contribution to their craft. Many of his Maki-E works have been accepted and rewarded at national art exhibitions. He had learned Maki-E from a master and became an independent artisan 5 years later. He was recognized with Kao (authorized monogram) by Kuda Munenori of Sado Omote school in 1991. He performs Maki-E on many traditional accessories, hair pins, combs, jewelry, and fine writing instruments.