✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
Irokeshi-dame describes the exquisite, smooth satin finish of this pen. It provides contrast when compared to tame-nuri which leaves the surface with a glossy appearance. The artisan is able to produce the satin finish by excluding the burnishing process upon the completion of the outer urushi layer.
Urushi Blue vs Urushi Green:
The color of this pen is called "Ao". Hundreds of years ago, the word "ao" in Japanese was used for both the color blue and green. Green was seen as a tint of blue and, therefore, it is often found in urushi fountain pens where the distinction may not be made clearly when tagged with the word "ao". It was not until the last century was the word "midori" used as an indicator for the color green. This pen would be considered to be in the "ao" color so, therefore, depending on the artisan, you may see the base color reveal a more greenish or more bluish color depending on their preference.
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.
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|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 Tatsuya Todo (Kosetsu). He is an established maki-e artist who carries a strong name in the urushi fountain pen world. He was trained under the notable Masanori Omote (another artisan that works with Danitrio). He has had his pieces exhibited in numerous urushi exhibitions and holds the Dento Kogei-shi title, 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.