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AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #28 "Kara-ko Hana-Gassen" Pilot Namiki Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan

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This AGJ original Maki-e Fountain pen is made by famous Kyoto Maki-e Artisan "Daikai".
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 fountain pen.

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This design is very famous in old Japan as the drawing pattern of Ceramics(Porcelain).

Kara-ko: The child who has the sinicism(Tang period in China) hairstyle and clothes
Hana-Gassen: Scramble for Flowers

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Clothes: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Gold and Silver powders
Green and Red urushi
Red-Shining Pants:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
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Silver Pants:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Sliver powders

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Clothes: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Gold and Silver powders
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Face:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Gold and Silver powders
Lips: Red urushi
Eyes: Black urushi
Clothes: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Gold and Silver powders
Green urushi

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Gold and Silver powders

    Clothes: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
  1. Draw the form of clothes with Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Sliver powders to bring up the design in high relief
  3. Dry
  4. Raise with Urushi
  5. Dry
  6. Togidashi with charcoal
  7. Paint Urushi thinly
  8. Sprinkle #9 genuine gold powders
  9. Dry
  10. Coat with colored urushi
    (Green and Red clothes with green and red urushi respectivly)
  11. Dry
  12. Burnish
    Face:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
  1. Draw the form of Faces with Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Sliver powders to bring up the design in high relief
  3. Dry
  4. Raise with Urushi
  5. Dry
  6. Togidashi with charcoal
  7. Paint Urushi thinly
  8. Sprinkle #3 genuine gold powders
  9. Dry
  10. Coat lips and eyes with colored urushi
    (Lips and eyes with red and black urushi respectivly)
  11. Dry
    Red-Shining Pants:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
  1. Draw the form of Faces with Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Sliver powders to bring up the design in high relief
  3. Dry
  4. Raise with Urushi
  5. Dry
  6. Togidashi with charcoal
  7. Paint Urushi thinly
  8. Sprinkle Hirame (Crushed four-sided Gold Powder)
  9. Paint Nashiji-Urushi(The lacquer which has high transparency)
  10. Dry
  11. Polish
    Silver Pants:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
  1. Draw the form of Pants with Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Sliver powders to bring up the design in high relief
  3. Dry
  4. Raise with Urushi twice
  5. Dry
  6. Polish
  7. Paint Urushi thinly
  8. Sprinkle Sliver powders to bring up the design in high relief
  9. Dry
  10. Raise with Urushi twice
  11. Dry
  12. Polish
    Leaves: Tsuke-gaki Taka Maki-e
    Tsuke-gaki Taka Maki-e technique which is often used to express lines and makes them clearer.
  1. Paint Urushi thickly
  2. Sprinkle genuine gold and silver powders on it
    The thickness of the layer of gold and siver powders is five times the layer of Hira Maki-e, it is expensive.
    The mix of Silver powders look Blue dimly
  3. Dry
  4. Coat with Urushi thinly
  5. Polish it
[Description]
Name:Kara-ko Hana-Gassen #28
(Pilot Namiki Original)
Maki-e Artist:DAIKAI
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:18K Gold #15
Nib size:Medium
(If you like other nib size, please let us know.)
Size:15.9mm(Dia.) x 147mm
weight:28g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e
With CON-70 converter

Custom engraving service on AGJ original Maki-e fountain pens is available for those who wish.
  1. 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).
  2. The cost: US$100.00.
  3. The letters of the name engraved will be engraved in gold just as the signature of the Makie artisans of Original fountain pens.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.


[Daikai's Career]
AGJ Maki-e Makie Artist daikai Urushi lacquer

Year 1950Born in Kyoto
His father, uncle, grand father and grand-grand father were Urushi Lacquer masters too.
1969Another Urushi artist "Masakichi Shima" started teaching Daikai.
1976Daikai began succeeding to inherit the style of Kyoto Makie (Maki-e).
1985Won the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce Award at Kyoto Lacquerware exhibition.
1986Held Urushi Lacquer exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya (the largest department store in Japan).
1990Exhibited at the Arts and Crafts in kyoto.
1991Became a technical lecturer for the artists at the traditional industry at Kyoto.
1994Opened his Kyoto Urushi lacquer school.
1995Invited to display his works at INFA 1995 in Hannover, Germany.
1997Won the award at the industrial techniques for the crafts in Kyoto.
1999Held the first Kyoto Urushi lacquer school’s exhibition at Ko-dai temple, Kyoto.
2001He has held the traditional crafts exhibition every year since 2001.
2008Held Amber Maki-e and Lacquer works exhibition at Sogo department store.
2009Held Kyoto Urushi Lacquer exhibition at Takashimaya in Namba, Osaka.

He lives in Kyoto now and teaches many Maki-e artisans Kyoto-Makie technique.