Danitrio Nihonbashi and Shinagawa Maki-E on Mikado Flat-Top Fountain Pen


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 100% Genuine Urushi

 Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans

This pen features remarkable maki-e artwork to create the scenes of Nihonbashi Bridge and Shinagawa. The bridge of olden days is on its cap, and the town of Shinagawa on the barrel. In modern times, the Nihonbashi River still flows through Tokyo (Edo), and Shinagawa is part of that magnificent city. Centuries ago, Shinagawa was a popular rest stop on the way to famous fish markets. You can hold part of Edo culture and history in your hands with this beautiful pen.

About Danitrio Mikado Series:

The Mikado is a Danitrio series. Mikado means "Emperor" in Japanese.

Nib Details:

Note: The uncapped pen picture depicts a retro broad T-nib; however, this pen can be fitted with the current standard #8 nib shown below.

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 handpainted by Minoru Oohata (Rakkan). Born in 1951. He trained as an apprentice under Maki-E artisan Kashigi Hozo and learned modern art from Kakinoki Akira. He is recognized by the Japanese Government as a Dento Kogei-shi, 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's passionate about acquiring more knowledge in brush and Maki-E techniques. His works are promoted at exhibitions including Nihon Bijutsuin.