✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
This pen is inspired by two classic woodcuts by Japanese artist Hokusai. On the cap we see Sanka Hakuu, or “Shower Below the Summit” – the sacred Mount Fuji rising above storms brewing below. On the barrel is a scene from “Cushion Pine at Aoyama,” which is also part of Hokusai’s ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’. You can see a figure gesturing to the great mountain in the distance. This pen is an homage to this impressive feature of Japanese land and culture.
About Danitrio Mikado Series:
The Mikado is a Danitrio series. Mikado means "Emperor" in Japanese.
Note: The uncapped pen picture depicts a retro medium 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.
|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.