✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
This pen is inspired by a famous Chinese motif of children at play which has been expressed in various art from region to region. Motifs in China have migrated into Japanese culture from Japan and China's long history of trade and cultural exchanges through the centuries and, therefore, can be also found in Japanese works. This motif symbolizes youth, innocence, and being carefree. It also represents the emphasis of the family line and the wish for a successful marriage and an abundance of successful offspring. The illustration has changed over time and its depictions were very reflective of the social conditions at the time that they were painted. This specific 100 kids motif is thought to have been a reference to the founder of the Zhou Dynasty, Zhou Wen Wang, who had 99 sons and decided he wanted to achieve 100 by adopting an additional son.
About Danitrio Genkai Series:
The owner of Danitrio had called this series of pens "Genkai", meaning "limit" in Japanese. The intent was that this would be the largest pen series of Danitrio and no other pen would be larger than it. Little did he know that later on he would develop a series with an even larger pen called the Yokozuna.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #8 nib.
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|Cap Length||75 mm (2.95")|
|Cap Diameter||20 mm (0.79")|
|Barrel Length||152 mm (5.98")|
|Barrel Diameter||18 mm (0.71")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||173 mm (6.81")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||42.5 g (1.5 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||53 g (1.87 oz)|
|Filling System||Eye Dropper|
About the Artisan:
This pen was hand-painted by Tatsuya Todo (Kosetsu). He is an established maki-e artist who carries a strong name in the urushi fountain pen world. He was trained under the notable Masanori Omote (another artisan that works with Danitrio). He has had his pieces exhibited in numerous urushi exhibitions and holds the Dento Kogei-shi title, 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.