Danitrio I'm A Cat Maki-E on Mikado Flat-Top Fountain Pen


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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


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.

 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:

This pen was hand-painted by Yuji (Yuji Okado). 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.