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AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #71 "Skeleton "12 Ecliptical Constellations (Zodiac)" Sailor KOP Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

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This AGJ original Maki-e Fountain pen is made by famous Kyoto Maki-e Artisan "Yuri".
This design is an AGJ's original. You can not find anywhere else.
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.

* 12 Ecliptical Constellations (Zodiac)
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces

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Capricorn: Taka Maki-e
Gold powder

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Sagittarius:
Arrow feather, String: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder, Silver powder
Arrow, Bow: Taka Maki-e
Gold powder
Arrowhead: Abalone shell

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Aquarius:
Water carrier: Taka Maki-e
Water: Hira Maki-e

Gold powder

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Scorpion: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Cancer: Taka Maki-e
Gold powder

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Pisces: Taka maki-e, Hira Maki-e
Gold powder, Silver powder
Libra: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Aries: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Virgo:
Wheat grains: Taka Maki-e
Stems and Eras: Hira Maki-e

Gold powder

Virgo: Wheat ears and Date leaves show Virgo

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Leo: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Gemini
Frame of Harp: Taka Maki-e

Gold powder, Silver powder
Strings: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

Gemini: Harp, Arrow and Club show the Twins

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Arrow: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder
Club: Taka Maki-e
Gold powder

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Taurus: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Pisces: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Paint vermilion lacquer(urushi) on Gold powder

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Artist name: Hira Maki-e
Artist name Yuri: Silver powder
Starry sky(Background): Togidashi Maki-e
Abalone shell, Silver powder



[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
    Tsukegaki Maki-e
  1. Spread Urushi lacquer thickly
  2. Sprinkle gold powder
  3. Gold powders sink due to thick urushi
  4. Do Togidashi
  5. Gold powders shine
  6. Polish

[Description]
Name:12 Ecliptical Constellations (Zodiac) #71
Maki-e Artist:Yuri
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:Bicolor 21K Gold
Nib size:Medium, Broad
Size:20mm(Dia.) x 184mm
weight:60g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e


[Yuri's Career]
AGJ Maki-e Makie Artist Yuri Urushi lacquer

Year 1981Born in Kyoto
2001She followed the family trade of Lacquered tea utensils making and started to work at Studio "Manju" owned by her family.
She took charge of design and decoration of Lacquered.work (Maki-e).
She also studied the traditional Japanese Painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
2009The Japanese lacquered tea ware (Usuchaki) made by her won the Kyoto Governor Prize at the 40th Kyo Laquered Ware Exhibition (the prize was won under the Studio's name).
Her work was also selected for the 49th Japan Crafts Exhibition.