✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
✮ FEATURED IN PEN WORLD MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2020 ISSUE ✮
Excerpt from Pen World Magazine –
(This pen) was inspired by the writing of Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume and his literary commentary on Japanese society through the eyes of a house cat. I Am A Cat began as a short story and was originally published in 10 installments in 1905 for the literary journal Hototogisu but evolved into a novel that has had a tremendous impact on Japanese heritage. The novel is a satirical examination of how Western culture and Japanese traditions did not easily mix in Japanese society during the Meiji period (1868-1912). Natsume is considered by the Japanese to be the greatest writer in Japanese history and even appeared on the Japanese 1000 Yen note. Danitrio's hand-painted Mikado fountain pen, I'm A Cat, is a tribute to both Natsume and his novel, with the likeness of Natsume himself as well as the famous cat from the novel captured on each pen...Danitrio's I'm a Cat captures the spirit of Japanese literature through intricate maki-e techniques. (Magazine, Pen World. “Danitrio I'm A Cat.” Pen World Magazine, pp. 62.)
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 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.