Danitrio The Great Wave off Kanagawa Maki-E on Mikado Flat-Top Fountain Pen


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 100% Genuine Urushi

 Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans

You may be familiar with the image on the cap of this pen: it’s a rendering of ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ (also known as Kanagawa oki nami ura), often considered the most recognizable work of Japanese art in the world. You can see Mount Fuji in the distance as the great waves overtake a small boat.
Artwork on the barrel is inspired by the same artist, Hokusai, from his work, “Kajikazawa in Kai Province.” Both images are part of the famous series, “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.” This pen is a continuation of the artistry and brilliance of Hokusai, who is considered one of the greatest artists in Japanese history.

About Danitrio Mikado Series:

The Mikado is a Danitrio series. Mikado means "Emperor" in Japanese.

Nib Details:

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.

Technical Specification:

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.