✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
Commonly illustrated together in Japanese artwork, the "ryuhou" (Dragon and Phoenix) is the emperor and the emperoress. In Feng Shui, the dragon is seen as the yang while the phoenix is seen as the yin and symbolize meanings of everlasting love and eternal matrimony.
Dragons 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).
The phoenix in Japan reflects a positive meaning (like most cultures). In Japan, it is thought that the phoenix is a symbol of the imperial household and also represents power and strength.
About Danitrio Genkai Series:
The owner of Danitrio had called this series of pens "Genkai", meaning "limit" in Japanese. The intent was that this would be the largest pen series of Danitrio and no other pen would be larger than it. Little did he know that later on he would develop a series with an even larger pen called the Yokozuna.
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||75 mm (2.95")|
|Cap Diameter||20 mm (0.79")|
|Barrel Length||152 mm (5.98")|
|Barrel Diameter||18 mm (0.71")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||173 mm (6.81")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||42.5 g (1.5 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||53 g (1.87 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. 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.