✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
The roiro-migaki finish allows for the black to be depicted visually so purely and homogeneous over the pen. Roiro-migaki is when a non-oil-based urushi called roiro-urushi is applied on the outer layer of the pen.
About Danitrio Genkai Fountain Pen 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:
Note: This pen may be hand-painted by Masanori or Kogaku. Look to the maki-e signature on the pen to identify which artisan painted it.
Masanori Omote (Masanori)
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.
Koichiro Okazaki (Kogaku)
Born in 1959. He is a renown Maki-E artisan in Japan and considers himself wholeheartedly traditional when it comes to Maki-E. 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. Many of his Maki-E works have been accepted and rewarded at national art exhibitions. He had learned Maki-E from a master and became an independent artisan 5 years later. He was recognized with Kao (authorized monogram) by Kuda Munenori of Sado Omote school in 1991. He performs Maki-E on many traditional accessories, hair pins, combs, jewelry, and fine writing instruments.