✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
Birds and flowers are commonly depicted in Japan together to showcase the beauty of nature. It was believed to be introduced in Japan in the 14th century and was likely inspired by China's birds and flowers paintings conceived around the 10th century.
This pen has a tame-nuri style finish revealing bluish green undertones.
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About Danitrio Sho-Genkai Series:
The Sho-Genkai was derived out of the Genkai series. Danitrio wanted to create a shorter version of the Genkai. Genkai means "Limit" in Japanese.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #8 nib.
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|Cap Length||65 mm (2.56")|
|Cap Diameter||20 mm (0.79")|
|Barrel Length||115 mm (4.53")|
|Barrel Diameter||18 mm (0.71")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||155 mm (6.10")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||42.5 g (1.25 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||53 g (1.3 oz)|
|Filling System||Eye Dropper|
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.