✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
Kama-nuri, also known as kamakura-bori, describes the technique in which lacquerwork is carved or chiseled out in a pattern-like fashion. It was originally applied to lacquered wood but for this pen, it is applied on lacquered ebonite. Many of Danitrio's kama-nuri lines have these hand-chiseled patterns configured in an array pattern. This pen was hand-painted first by maki-e artisan Masanori with an irokeshi-dame finish and then guest chiseled by Kazushi Kaneda.
About Danitrio Sho-Hakkaku Fountain Pen Series:
The Sho-Hakkaku is a Danitrio series pen that is octagonal-shaped. Danitrio wanted to create a shorter version of the Hakkaku. Hakkaku means "discovery" in Japanese.
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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|Cap Length||62 mm (2.4")|
|Cap Diameter||16.5 mm (0.65")|
|Barrel Length||130 mm (5.12")|
|Barrel Diameter||15 mm (0.59")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||135 mm (5.3")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||26.5 g (0.93 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||28.4 g (1 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.