✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
Product Video:Chinkin is a technique requiring immense dexterity and skill in which the artistan chisels out a pattern on a lacquered surface and then will embed the grooves with gold leaf (gold hammered into thin sheet) and gold powder. The gold is sealed in by applying an exterior layer of urushi.
This pen features two monkeys engraved with chinkin technique. Monkeys in Japanese culture can be seen as divine messengers between humans and the Shinto gods.
About Danitrio Yokozuna Fountain Pen Series:
This is Danitrio's largest fountain pen line, giving the maki-e artisans the largest canvas to depict their masterpiece. When placed side-by-side with other pens, it towers over them with elegance and intimidation.
In sumo wrestling, the "Yokozuna" is the highest rank a sumo wrestler can achieve. The term means horizontal rope which is derived from the rope that is worn around the Yokozuna's waist.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, #50 nib. The #50 nib comes in only one standard tip size.
|Cap Length||69 mm (2.72")|
|Cap Diameter||27 mm (1.06")|
|Barrel Length||152 mm (5.98")|
|Barrel Diameter||24 mm (0.95")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||157 mm (6.18")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||71 g (2.5 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||81.5 g (2.87 oz)|
|Filling System||Eye Dropper|
About the Artisan:
This pen was handpainted by Katsuhiro Nishi (Katsuhiro). Born in 1955. He is well recognized by the Japanese government for his mastery in chinkin art. He has been performing chinking for multiple decades and his works can be found in exhibitions in Japan.