✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
This pen is inspired by the Noh play called "Shakkyo" (stone bridge in Japanese). The Kanji characters "石橋" depicted with taka maki-e technique means stone bridge. The mask on the pen is inspired by the Shishiguchi mask in the noh play which is used to represent the shishi mythological lion-dog during the lion dancing scene.
About the Japanese Noh Plays:
The Noh play is the oldest of the Japanese traditional theater forms conceived in the early 14th century. Its name comes from from nō, which means talent or skill. The plays are inspired by tales from traditional literature typically involving the supernatural being transformed into a human. Actors will wear traditional costumes, carry props, and dance while singing through the Noh masks that are worn over their face to potray the emotions of the character. Common characters found on the Noh masks may include women, children, elderly, and ghosts. Even the masks itself is carefully hand-crafted to properly portray the character and allow for optimal accoustics when the actor sings into it.
About Danitrio Genkai 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:
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.