✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
This pen contains artistry of Japanese dragons. They are well respected mythical creatures in Japan and are seen as water deities that control rainfall and all water bodies and has power over harvest, thus, symbolizing wealth and prosperity. It is believe that Japanese dragons are more closely tied to water as Japan is on an island that is surrounded by water. Japanese dragons in particular are typically portrayed with serpent-like bodies and no wings (unlike dragons portrayed in other cultures).
One of the dragons is holding a pearl (this type of imagery is commonly found in other depictions of the Japanese dragon). It is believed by some that this divine pearl represents the union of heaven and earth and the dragon wielding this pearl is a representation of its attempt to maintain balance and protection over heaven and earth.
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 hand-painted by Yuji (Yuji Ookado). He is a maki-e artisan who trained with Urushi Master Nenshu Okado and Maki-e Master Tetsugoro Tetsuya. He has a number of maki-e masterpieces that have been accepted by the Japanese Traditional Art Exhibition.