✓ 100% Genuine Urushi
✓ Contains the Maki-E Red Seal (Highest Quality of Maki-E Art)
✓ Hand-painted by highly-trained Japanese Artisans
White snakes are symbolized in Japan to be auspicious and strong seekers of passion. On the other hand, they do tend to be vindictive if someone tries to hurt them. If a human encounters these snakes, they are thought to be a sign of good luck. There are some old folklore of farmers who rescued white snakes from danger and from that they become wealthy and properous. The shedding of the white snake's skin is supposed to have meanings of rebirth and long life.
About Danitrio Sho-Genkai Series:
The Sho-Genkai was derived out of the Genkai series. Danitrio wanted to create a shorter version of the Genkai. Genkai means "Limit" in Japanese.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #8 nib.
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|Cap Length||65 mm (2.56")|
|Cap Diameter||20 mm (0.79")|
|Barrel Length||115 mm (4.53")|
|Barrel Diameter||18 mm (0.71")|
|Pen Length (Closed)||155 mm (6.10")|
|Pen Length (Posted)||Cap does not post|
|Net Weight||42.5 g (1.25 oz)|
|Net Weight (w/ink full)||53 g (1.3 oz)|
|Filling System||Eye Dropper|
About the Artisan:
This pen was hand-painted by Masanori Omote (Masanori). Born in 1938. Masanori was awarded the "Dento-Kogei-shi" title in 1994, 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 learned Maki-E on commonly used items and often showcases his work at art exhibitions in Japan such as Dento Kogeiten, art-and-craft exhibition established in the 1950's to help foster and pass down the skills of Japanese traditional crafts. In addition to practicing Maki-E, he has also has been a teacher at the Yamanaka Urushi Technical Center. He likes to use different lacquering techniques on the same piece and is inspired by the four seasons. He states that he works very hard on his pieces in hopes that his customers will continue to love his work.