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AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #32 "Deer Makie" Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 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 Montblanc Meisterstuck 149.

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This design was created for the Japanese flute (Fu-e) box by Hon-ami Koetsu who was very famous artist in early Tokugawa (Edo) period.
He paints many deer playing at the Nara (Kasugano) ground.

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Background:
Sprinkle shadings of Gold and Hirame powders

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Silver deer: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Sprinkle Silver after Silver-raise and Urushi-raise

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Gold deer: Gold powders

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Gold deer: Gold powders
Deer: Raden (Yako shell)

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Gold deer: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Sprinkle Gold after Silver-raise and Urushi-raise
Background:
Sprinkle shadings of Gold and Hirame

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[What is Maki-e technique?]
    Hira Maki-e
  1. Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Gold powder, Seikin: Alloy of Gold, Silver powder, Hirame and so on
  3. Coated by Uwazuri and Black urushi
  4. Polish by polishing and grindstone powders
    Togidashi Maki-e (Mainly used for finishing evenly the background)
  1. Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Gold powder, Seikin: Alloy of Gold, Silver powder, Hirame and so on
  3. Coated thickly by Nashiji and Black urushi
  4. Burnished the urushi lacquer by charcoal
  5. Polish by polishing and grindstone powders
  • When coarse gold/silver/Hirame/Seikin powders are sprinkled, put a luster by burnished.
  • After togidashi maki-e, Togidashi Hira maki-e is decorated Hira maki-e on togidashi maki-e.
  • After togidashi maki-e, Togidashi Taka maki-e is decorated Taka maki-e on togidashi maki-e.
  • Burnishing is needed when coarse powders are sprinkled.
    Taka Maki-e
  1. The design is created using urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle charcoal/Silver powders to raise the layer
  3. Dry
  4. Spread urushi twice to make the layer thicker
  5. Sprinkle gold/silver/Hirame/Seikin powders
  6. Coat by Urushi
  7. Burnish
  8. Polish
  • Charcoal powder: Show a soft feeling
  • Silver powder: Feel solid

[Description]
Name:Deer Makie #32 (Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Original)
Maki-e Artist:Daikai
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:18K Gold
Nib size:Medium
Size:17mm(Dia.) x 147mm
weight:34g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e


[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.