✓ 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 waka (poetry in Japanese) written by Sarumaru Dayu that was incorporated into the classic anthology Hyakunin Isshu, which is composed of 100 poems by 100 poets.
The autumn-themed poem's characters are captured in maki-e on the cap of this pen, presented in Japanese traditional reading direction of right to left, and the meaning is as follows:
The sadness of autumn can be felt more deeply when you listen to the cries of stags in search of love as you step through the dead leaves of autumn leaves in a remote mountain.
The deer is a symbol of good luck, longevity, and prosperity. In Shinto, they are considered the messenger of the gods.
The abalone inlaid in the eye glimmers when the light reflects off of it at just the right angle.
About Danitrio Densho Fountain Pen Series:
The Densho is a Danitrio series. Densho means "Tradition" 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||17 mm (0.67")|
|Barrel Length||133 mm (5.24")|
|Barrel Diameter||15 mm (0.59")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||150 mm (5.91")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||175 mm (6.89")|
|Net Weight||28.4 g (1 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||32 g (1.13 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.