original Maki-e Fountain pen
is made by famous Kyoto Maki-e Artisan "Daikai".
This design is an AGJ's original. You can not find anywhere else.
is the best known Maki-e technique in Japan.
This is original Maki-e fountain pen using Sailor 21K nib with 24k gold plating.
Buddhist statue: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Fire: Coat Gold powder with Red Urushi
Crown: Gold powder
Face: Gold powder
Eyes: Bring up with Silver powder
Mouth: Coat with Red Urushi
Body: Gold powder
Koh-Hai(Halo): Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Kimono: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Silver part: Silver powder
Lotus flower: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Green part: Blue Gold powder
Gold part: Gold powder
Lotus seat: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Blue part: Coat Blue Gold powder with Blue urushi lacquer
Shining paer: Hirame pawder
Background: Togidashi Maki-e
From the upper part, Blue Gold powder to Hirame powders are sprinkled on the entire background.
Top: Taka Maki-e
Gold and Red-gold powder
|Year 1950||Born in Kyoto|
His father, uncle, grand father and grand-grand father were Urushi Lacquer masters too.
|1969||Another Urushi artist "Masakichi Shima" started teaching Daikai.|
|1976||Daikai began succeeding to inherit the style of Kyoto Makie (Maki-e).|
|1985||Won the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce Award at Kyoto Lacquerware exhibition.|
|1986||Held Urushi Lacquer exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya (the largest department store in Japan).|
|1990||Exhibited at the Arts and Crafts in kyoto.|
|1991||Became a technical lecturer for the artists at the traditional industry at Kyoto.|
|1994||Opened his Kyoto Urushi lacquer school.|
|1995||Invited to display his works at INFA 1995 in Hannover, Germany.|
|1997||Won the award at the industrial techniques for the crafts in Kyoto.|
|1999||Held the first Kyoto Urushi lacquer school’s exhibition at Ko-dai temple, Kyoto.|
|2001||He has held the traditional crafts exhibition every year since 2001.|
|2008||Held Amber Maki-e and Lacquer works exhibition at Sogo department store.|
| 2009||Held Kyoto Urushi Lacquer exhibition at Takashimaya in Namba, Osaka.|
He lives in Kyoto now and teaches many Maki-e artisans Kyoto-Makie technique.