This Authentic Goods from Japan's Original Maki-e Fountain pen is made by famous Kyoto Maki-e Artisan "Yuri".
This pen is only one in the world. You can not find it anywhere.
Kyoto Maki-e is the best known Maki-e technique in Japan.
This is original maki-e fountain pen based on Pilot's fountain pen.
Kawasemi (Kingfisher) #16 (Pilot Namiki Original)
Togidashi Maki-e, Hira Maki-e, Taka Maki-e
14.7mm(Dia.) x 143mm
Custom engraving service on AGJ's original Maki-e fountain pens is available for those who wish.
The lead time: it takes 10-14 days on top (orders without this service will be usually dispatched in 3-5 days after confirming the payment).
The cost: US$100.00.
The letters of the name engraved will be engraved in gold just as the signature of the Makie artisans of Original fountain pens.
Please send us the sample letters which you wish to engrave on the pen (there could be a case where we are unable to engrave the letters of your choice after consulting with the Makie artisans. Letters can be in Japanese Kanji, Katakana and Hiragana but if you choose Kanji, we will use phonetic symbols).
Please indicate the exact position where you wish to have your name engraved (please understand that there could be a case where we may have to change the position of engraving after consulting with the Makie artisans).
*Please contact us should you have any queries regarding custom engraving service.
[Techniques used for Kawasemi (Kingfisher)]
Technique: Combination of "Togidashi Maki-e", "Hira Maki-e" and "Taka Maki-e"
How to draw “Kawasemi” (Kingfisher)
Taka (Raised) Makie technique with genuine platinum, silver and gold powders is applied. For the stomach and the throat parts, genuine gold and silver powders are used while genuine platinum powders are sprinkled all over it. The metal powders are coated with colored lacquer and get ground.
The fish part:
"Togidashi (Burnished) Makie" using genuine silver powders is applied.
The sea waves part:
"Togidashi (Burnished) Makie" technique with genuine gold and silver powders is applied.
The dots part:
It is "Hira (Flat) Makie" using genuine silver powders.
The name part:
It is "Hira (Flat) Makie" using genuine gold powders (all four of them).
Born in Kyoto
She followed the family trade of Lacquered tea utensils making and started to work at Studio "Manju" owned by her family.
She took charge of design and decoration of Lacquered.work (Maki-e).
She also studied the traditional Japanese Painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
The Japanese lacquered tea ware (Usuchaki) made by her won the Kyoto Governor Prize at the 40th Kyo Laquered Ware Exhibition (the prize was won under the Studio's name).
Her work was also selected for the 49th Japan Crafts Exhibition.