Danitrio Hagoromo Maki-E on Mikado Fountain Pen

SKU: MK-59

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 100% Genuine Urushi

 Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)

 Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans

The artwork on this pen is inspired by the famous noh play called Hagoromo. Hagoromo specifically is a term used to describe the feather kimono worn by a tennin (divine being in Japanese Buddhism). In the noh play, a fisherman is said to have discovered a hagoromo on a tree branch one night and took it. The tennin who owns this hagoromo goes to the fisherman to recover it. Fisherman is reluctant to return it but learns the tennin cannot return to heaven without it so he decides to give up the hagoromo as long as the tennin performs a celestial dance for him and then disappears in the haze beyond the Mt. Fuji horizon.

About the Japanese Noh Plays:

The Noh play is the oldest of the Japanese traditional theater forms conceived in the early 14th century. Its name comes from from nō, which means talent or skill. The plays are inspired by tales from traditional literature typically involving the supernatural being transformed into a human. Actors will wear traditional costumes, carry props, and dance while singing through the Noh masks that are worn over their face to potray the emotions of the character. Common characters found on the Noh masks may include women, children, elderly, and ghosts. Even the masks itself is carefully hand-crafted to properly portray the character and allow for optimal accoustics when the actor sings into it.

About Danitrio Mikado Fountain Pen Series:

The Mikado is a Danitrio series. Mikado means "Emperor" in Japanese.

 Nib Details:

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.

 Technical Specification:

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:

Danitrio Mayumi Kumano

This pen was hand-painted by Mayumi Kumano (Mayumi). Born in 1965. She is an established maki-e artisan who learned maki-e from her father, Sadahisa Kumanoin Wajima. Many of her maki-e works have been accepted and rewarded at national art exhibitions.