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AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #35 "Biosterous dance of Bats at sunset" Sailor King of Pen Ebonite 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 "Sarusuberi".
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 Sailor fountain pen, King of Pen.

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Background: Togidashi Maki-e
Shell (finely-crushed): Great green turban
Moon: Egg shell

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Background: Togidashi Maki-e
Sprinkle gold powder by shading.
Gold powder is sprinkled in a range of orange arrow.
Shell (clipped out in a circle): Abalone
Bat (Depicted bat by a silhouette): Hira Maki-e
Gold powder
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Bat (Depicted bat by a silhouette): Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Moth: Hira Maki-e
Wings of the moth: Abalone shell
Body, antennae and hemline of Abalone: Gold powder

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Bat(Raised) : Combination of Taka Maki-e and Hira Maki-e.
After bringing up a head, body and hand/feet in high relief, sprinkle gold powder entirely. Thin wing only is used hira maki-e technique.
Entire bat: Gold powder
Eyes: Black urushi lacquer

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Moth: Hira Maki-e
Wings of the moth: Abalone shell
Body, antennae and hemline of Abalone: Gold powder
Bat (Depicted bat by a silhouette): Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Artist name: Gold powder


[How to do Maki-e]
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i. Powder on background and pasting egg shell

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ii. Harden background with urushi and apply togidashi technique

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iii. Raise bats

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iv. Raising finish

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v. Gold powder on bat design

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vi. Paste shell for Moth

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vii. Finish


[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:Biosterous dance of Bats at sunset #35
Maki-e Artist:Sarusuberi
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:Bicolor 21K Gold
Nib size:Medium
(If you like other nib size, please let us know.)
Size:20mm(Dia.) x 153.5mm
weight:34g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e