✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
Excerpt from Danitrio:
Nine dragons were painted as a part of a design for a king’s robe. The Dragon is the king of all legendary animals in both China and Japan. Robes decorated with golden dragons were only allowed to be worn by kings. There are eight visible dragons on the robe, and one is hidden under the lapel. Nobles adjacent to the king were only allowed to wear robes decorated with eight or fewer dragons. Dragons with five claws were only for kings;others were allowed to have only four or less. The gold color is a sign of wealth.
The dragons were made with Gold Taka Maki‑e, surface paintings, Raden, sprinkled gold powder, many different colored Urushi, Togidashi, Gold Maki‑e and Silver Maki‑e. This design is extremely detailed. YOK‑26G. The artist, Yuhaku (whose real name is Masayuki Hariya), uses many different sizes of Nashiji.
About Danitrio Yokozuna Fountain Pen Series:
This is Danitrio's largest fountain pen line, giving the maki-e artisans the largest canvas to depict their masterpiece. When placed side-by-side with other pens, it towers over them with elegance and intimidation.
In sumo wrestling, the "Yokozuna" is the highest rank a sumo wrestler can achieve. The term means horizontal rope which is derived from the rope that is worn around the Yokozuna's waist.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #8 nib.
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|Cap Length||69 mm (2.72")|
|Cap Diameter||27 mm (1.06")|
|Barrel Length||152 mm (5.98")|
|Barrel Diameter||24 mm (0.95")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||157 mm (6.18")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||71 g (2.5 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||81.5 g (2.87 oz)|
|Filling System||Eye Dropper|
About the Artisan:
This pen was hand-painted by Masayuki Hariya (Yuhaku). Born in 1954. Yuhaku is a regular participant of the in art exhibitions in Japan and has been awarded 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. He believes Maki-E is a craft and an art. He performs Maki-E primarily on Natsume (tea containers), jewlry, and fine writing instruments. His wife is also a Maki-E artisan that focuses on tea containers and jewelry.