✓ 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 Ogata Korin's rendition of Fujin and Raijin in the 17th century (original illustration by Tawaraya Sotatsu). Fujin (wind god) is depicted on the cap and Raijin (thunder god) is depicted on the barrel. The two gods are the most notable and feared of Japanese deities. They are arch rivals to each other and constantly battle to be the ruler of the sky.
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||69 mm (2.72")|
|Cap Diameter||27 mm (1.06")|
|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 Koichiro Okazaki (Kogaku). Born in 1959. He is a renown Maki-E artisan in Japan and considers himself wholeheartedly traditional when it comes to Maki-E. 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. Many of his Maki-E works have been accepted and rewarded at national art exhibitions. He had learned Maki-E from a master and became an independent artisan 5 years later. He was recognized with Kao (authorized monogram) by Kuda Munenori of Sado Omote school in 1991. He performs Maki-E on many traditional accessories, hair pins, combs, jewelry, and fine writing instruments.