✓ 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.
About Danitrio Bamboo Story Fountain Pen Series:
Bamboo Story is a Danitrio series pen. The pen's ebonite body is carved into the shape of a bamboo and the nodes are created by producing ridges at intervals across the pen length. The intentional uneven terrain on the pen body enables different portions of the pen to reflect light differently off the surface, resulting in a very elegant display of urushi and its captivating colors. Bamboo is a major symbol in Japanese culture and represents steadfastness, strength, and resilience. It was often believed that that bamboo forests were the place to go if an earthquake erupted as there was a thought that bamboo had a strong enough roots to hold the integrity of the earth.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #8 nib.
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|72 mm (2.83")
|21 mm (0.83")
|110 mm (4.33")
|19 mm (0.75")
|Pen Length (Closed)
|147 mm (5.79")
|Pen Length (Posted)
|Cap does not post
|35.5 g (1.25 oz)
|Net Weight (w/ink full)
|37.2 g (1.31 oz)
About the Artisan:
This pen was hand-painted by Masanori Omote (Masanori). Born in 1938. Masanori was awarded the "Dento-Kogei-shi" title in 1994, 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. He learned Maki-E on commonly used items and often showcases his work at art exhibitions in Japan such as Dento Kogeiten, art-and-craft exhibition established in the 1950's to help foster and pass down the skills of Japanese traditional crafts. In addition to practicing Maki-E, he has also has been a teacher at the Yamanaka Urushi Technical Center. He likes to use different lacquering techniques on the same piece and is inspired by the four seasons. He states that he works very hard on his pieces in hopes that his customers will continue to love his work.