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 Sailor fountain pen, King of Pen.
Kyoho Koban (Japanese old coin): Tsuke-gaki Makie
Raised by sprinkling silver powder twice and coating white urushi lacquer three times
Kyoho big size Koban (Japanese old coin) made by Gold in early 1700s
These characters in India ink say "Jyuryo issued by Goto"
Jyuryo(Ten Ryo): Old Japanese monetary unit
Kan-ei Tsuho(Japanese old coin):
Bring up with Silver powder and Urushi twice, then sprinkling alloy(Gold and Copper) powder
Waves and borders: Sprinkle Gold powder after bringing up by silver powder and urushi on the background
Tensho Koban(Japanese old coin): Tsuke-gaki Makie
Go-san Paulownia(One of the Family crests):
Sprinkle silver powder and coat urushi on it twice
Bunsei Nanryo silver coin[1820-30 A.C.]:
Sprinkle silver powder and coat it, then do the same thing twice
Then, burnish and polish it
The characters are used Silver powder
Ichibu-Gin (Japanese old silver coin): Tsuke-gaki Makie
Raise the whole design by sprinkling silver powder and coat urushi lacquer twice, and then make characters using silver powder
Tenpo Tsuho (Japanese old coin):
Background: Raise the whole design by sprinkling silver powder and coat urushi lacquer twice, and then the whole design is decorated with sprinkled Blue gold powder
Edges (Highest levels): burnished after bringing up with sprinkling Silver powder and coating by urushi lacquer, and sprinkling Blue gold powder on the background
Kanji characters(Tenpo Tsuho): Blue 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.