✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
This pen features a bat and peaches motif, commonly depicted in east asian artwork. The bat is flying overhead and symbolizes the arrival of good fortune. The eyes of the bat are made of abalone. Peaches below the bat are a symbol of longevity. Blue bokashi (gradient) is applied on the top and bottom of the pen.
About Danitrio Takumi Fountain Pen Series:
The Takumi is Danitrio series pen that is cigar-shaped. Takumi means "good design or 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 Hironobu Okazaki (Hironobu). Born 1984. One of the youngest of Danitrio's artisans. His father is the renown Maki-E artisan Koichiro Okazaki (Kogaku). Hironobu is considered third generation of Maki-E artisan in his family. Hironobu was inspired by his father and continued to uphold his family's traditions of studying the art of Maki-E. He entered into Wajima Urushi Crafts Center for 3 years. He paints Maki-E now with his parents and his wife.