✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
Dolphins in Japan are seen as guardians of evil spirits and symbolize auspiciousness.
This pen was originally a tribute for the wife of a fountainpennetwork member by the name of Jopen (Jose). This was an excerpt taken from Jopen's post in his Fountain Pen Network forum:
The base of the idea was to materialize the essence of a very special person, my wife. If something really is true with her is that she seeks always goals that are almost unreachable (anybody knowing a Piscies should know what I’m talking about!) She also loves sea, dolphins and as almost every woman, she has a secret relation with the poetical Moon. Finally I got the idea; the pen should show a dolphin jumping in the night, trying to reach the unreachable moon.
About Danitrio Mikado Series:
The Mikado is a Danitrio series. Mikado means "Emperor" in Japanese.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #8 nib.
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|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 Kosetsu (Tatsuya Todo). He is an established maki-e artist who carries a strong name in the urushi fountain pen world. He was trained under the notable Masanori Omote (another artisan that works with Danitrio). He has had his pieces exhibited in numerous urushi exhibitions and holds 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.