✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
This pen was inspired by the dolphins in Greek Mythology. Dolphins in Greek Mythology have been known to be great companions to the people from the ocean as they are extremely kind and friendly creatures. Poseideon (the mythological god of the sea) had the dolphins as his messengers. In other stories, dolphins have rescued humans from the dangers in the sea.
The dolphins on the pen are covered and polished with platinum powder.
White Urushi is used to make the spray and blue urushi was used for the waves and polished.
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.
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||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.