original Maki-e Fountain pen
is made by famous Kyoto Maki-e Artisan "Mokuren".
This pen is May version of monthly Maki-e series.
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 Sailor fountain pen.
Carp streamer on the cap, Kabuto made out of Japanese Cypress, Folding screen of arrows on the barrel and Oak leaf which is a mascot of the descendant prosperity on the bottom are Maki-e painted.
Background (Barrel): Ro-iro technique with Green urushi
*Ro-iro technique: Burnish and then, polish the surface, and shine it
Pole, String: Silver powder
Carp streamer: Hira Maki-e
Face: Silver powder
Mustache, Eye, Gills,Scales: Gold powder
Lines of Pectoral fins: Gold powder
Background: Togidashi Maki-e
Clouds: Gold powder
Lines of Dorsal and Pectoral fins: Gold powder
The tops of the tail: Coat silver powder with white urushi lacquer
Lines of Caudal and Pectoral fins: Gold powder
Other than lines: Silver powder
This Kabuto is made with many cypress sheets and is called "Kabuto being processed" because of hanging planed slim strip sheets on each side of Kabuto. The refreshing and grand molding of Kabuto is from the form of the offering to old Japanese God. The ancient rite decorating Kabuto at Boy's festival is passed down to posterity.
Kabuto: Taka Maki-e, Hira Maki-e
Red mum: Vermilion urushi
Outlines of Red mum: Gold powder
White mum: White urushi lacquer
Leaves and stems: Blue gold powder
Veins: Gold powder
The whole part: Coat gold powder with vermilion urushi
Chrysanthemum: Silver powder
Arabesque: Gold powder
Ogre (Oni in Japanese)
Face: Coat silver powder with color urushi
Horns and fangs: Silver powder
Eyes: Silver powder
Eyeballs: Black urushi
Eyebrows and mouth: Color urushi
Cheek: Gold powder
Mustache: Silver powder
Throat protector: From the top, gold and silver powders are sprinkled alternately
Arrow feathers: Silver powder is covered with color urushi
Arrow wheel: Hira Maki-e
Arrow feathers: White urushi
Circle: Abalone shel, Vermilion urushi
Arrow: Silver powder
String: Gold powder
Oak leaf: Hira Maki-e
Background: Black urushi
Leaf: Color urushi
Veins: Gold powder