Danitrio Cat & Fishes Maki-E Version 2 on Mikado Fountain Pen

SKU: MK-67-2

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 100% Genuine Urushi

 Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)

 Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans

Cats & Fishes is a delightful homage to that tension between animals, the predatory cat and the swimming fish. The artwork is inspired by the original ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock painting) by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, a ukiyo-e master during the Edo period. The original artwork was called "Cat and Koi".

Cat and Goldfish by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

The cap features an orange cat, claws extended, licking at the water. On the barrel, fish swim about, hoping to escape the notice of the cat. A pen that tells a story, Cats & Fishes is a testament to the creativity of urushi artisans and the harmony of nature.

This pen has a variant with similar maki-e artwork. Version 1 of this pen can be found on this page.

About Danitrio Mikado Fountain Pen Series:

The Mikado is a Danitrio series. Mikado means "Emperor" in Japanese.

 Nib Details:

This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #8 nib.  An UrushiPen.com representative will contact you to confirm nib tip size preference (fine, medium, broad, or stub) following the placement of the order.

 Technical Specification:

Cap Length 73 mm (2.87")
Cap Diameter 20 mm (0.79")
Barrel Length 140 mm (5.51")
Barrel Diameter 19 mm (0.75")
Pen Length (Closed) 163 mm (6.42")
Pen Length (Posted) Cap does not post
Net Weight 42.5 g (1.25 oz)
Net Weight (w/ink full) 50 g (1.3 oz)
Filling System Eye Dropper

 About the Artisan:

This pen was hand-painted by Masayuki Hariya (Yuhaku). Born in 1954. Yuhaku is a regular participant of the in art exhibitions in Japan and has been awarded 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. He believes Maki-E is a craft and an art. He performs Maki-E primarily on Natsume (tea containers), jewlry, and fine writing instruments. His wife is also a Maki-E artisan that focuses on tea containers and jewelry.