✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
This is a beautiful rendition of Ryusui-ni Sakura (Sakura on a stream), a common theme found on tea pots and accessories in Japan. Sakura, or cherry blossom, is a national symbol in Japan. They symbolize renewal and the ephemeral nature of life. In the springtime, the Japanese celebrate the blooming of the blossoms with their friends and family under Sakura trees.
The base was finished with black Urushi Roiro‑migaki. The design was drawn and sprinkled with gold powder. Uwa‑nuri (added drawing on design) was used for the leaves and Sakura was completed with Raden. The white part is set with rankaku (quail's eggshell).
About Danitrio Takumi Fountain Pen Series:
The Takumi is Danitrio series pen that is cigar-shaped. Takumi means "good design or craft" 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||68 mm (2.68")|
|Cap Diameter||18 mm (0.71")|
|Barrel Length||130 mm (5.12")|
|Barrel Diameter||16 mm (0.63")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||147 mm (5.79")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||175 mm (6.89")|
|Net Weight||28.4 g (1 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||30 g (1.06 oz)|
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. 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.