✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
This pen features two hummingbirds flying in the air amid hibiscus flower full of nectar. They have meanings of elegance, happiness, and love. When the hummingbirds feed off of the nectar, it symbolizes appreciating every moment in life.
Hira maki-e technique is executed in the artwork. One of the hummingbirds depicted features inlaid raden of abalone and seashells. Pen is hand-painted by maki-e artisan Yusai. Famous in Danitrio for her paintings of hummingbirds.
About Danitrio Sho-Hakkaku Fountain Pen Series:
The Sho-Hakkaku is a Danitrio series pen that is octagonal-shaped. Danitrio wanted to create a shorter version of the Hakkaku. Hakkaku means "discovery" 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.
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||62 mm (2.4")|
|Cap Diameter||16.5 mm (0.65")|
|Barrel Length||130 mm (5.12")|
|Barrel Diameter||15 mm (0.59")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||135 mm (5.3")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||26.5 g (0.93 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||28.4 g (1 oz)|
About the Artisan:
This pen was hand-painted by Wakako Todo (Yusai). Born in 1960. She is an established maki-e artisan who was trained by her husband Tatsuya Todo (Kosetsu, who is another artisan that works with Danitrio). The themes she prefers the most in her artwork are nature motifs like flowers and animals, and geometric designs. She has had her pieces exhibited in numerous urushi exhibitions.