✓ 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 red 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 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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|Cap Length||72 mm (2.83")|
|Cap Diameter||21 mm (0.83")|
|Barrel Length||110 mm (4.33")|
|Barrel Diameter||19 mm (0.75")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||147 mm (5.79")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||35.5 g (1.25 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||37.2 g (1.31 oz)|
|Filling System||Eye Dropper|
About the Artisan:
This pen was hand-painted by 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.