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 based on Pilot Namiki fountain pen.
Paint Yellow Urushi and then Green urushi applied on it.
Yellow color emerges from the bottom at burnished area.
The above technique is called "Negoro(old town name in japan) painting".
In order to express "Depth", similar colors are coated twice like Green color after Yellow, or Green color after Yellow, because one color becomes monotonous.
Build up petals twice above the surface through Silver powder and urushi lacquer, and then coat sprinkled Blue gold powder with urushi and polish it.
Red part: Vermilion urushi lacquer
Black point: Raise with black urushi mixing black soot
|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.