Danitrio Horaisan Maki-E on Densho Fountain Pen

SKU: DE-122

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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

Horai san (Mt. Horai) was mountain of Misology located in the sky lived by all eternal youth where pines, bamboo and apricot were grown. It was also where there were crane flying in the sky and turtles playing in the ocean – the ideal happy and perfect world. 
The technique of Maki-e used on this Horai Mountain is Shishiai Togidashi Maki-E, one of most difficult techniques but important techniques the artisan used. The sun was painted with gold and the bird was made with Taka Maki-e.

About Danitrio Densho Fountain Pen Series:

The Densho is a Danitrio series. Densho means "Tradition" in Japanese.

Nib Details:

This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #6 nib. What has been described by many Danitrio collectors as the fireball nib is an image of “Kaen-Kohai” which is a flame-shaped halo of “Fudo Myoo” (Acala, the God of Fire). This halo is commonly painted on the back of Japanese Buddhist statues. 

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Technical Specification:

Cap Length 68 mm (2.68")
Cap Diameter 17 mm (0.67")
Barrel Length 133 mm (5.24")
Barrel Diameter 15 mm (0.59")
Pen Length (Closed) 150 mm (5.91")
Pen Length (Posted) 175 mm (6.89")
Net Weight 28.4 g (1 oz)
Net Weight (w/ink full) 32 g (1.13 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.