✓ 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 Ito Jakuchu's painting of Tora-zu. Ito Jakuchu was a renown painter in the mid-Edo period during a time when Japan was closed off to the outside world. His paintings involved a lot of experimentation and had a lot of influences from nature. Many of his works are found in museums worldwide.
Tigers are seen as guardians in Japan against demons and evil spirits.
Jakuchu, I. (n.d.). Ito Jakuchu / Tiger Figure. Retrieved September 26, 2021, from http://kagirohi.art/日本画/伊藤若冲-虎図.
About Danitrio Yokozuna Fountain Pen Series:
This is Danitrio's largest fountain pen line, giving the maki-e artisans the largest canvas to depict their masterpiece. When placed side-by-side with other pens, it towers over them with elegance and intimidation.
In sumo wrestling, the "Yokozuna" is the highest rank a sumo wrestler can achieve. The term means horizontal rope which is derived from the rope that is worn around the Yokozuna's waist.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, #50 nib. The #50 nib comes in only one standard tip size.
|Cap Length||75 mm (2.95")|
|Cap Diameter||20 mm (0.79")|
|Barrel Length||152 mm (5.98")|
|Barrel Diameter||24 mm (0.95")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||157 mm (6.18")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||71 g (2.5 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||81.5 g (2.87 oz)|
|Filling System||Eye Dropper|
About the Artisan:
This pen was hand-painted by Masayuki Hariya (Yuhaku). Born in 1954. Yuhaku is a regular participant of the in art exhibitions in Japan and has been awarded the "Dento-Kogei-shi" title, 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 believes Maki-E is a craft and an art. He performs Maki-E primarily on Natsume (tea containers), jewlry, and fine writing instruments. His wife is also a Maki-E artisan that focuses on tea containers and jewelry.