This Namiki Seven Gods Yukari fountain pen was produced by Maki-e artisan Mamoru Wakabayashi for Pilot's 100th anniversary. It features the Togidashi-Taka Maki-e technique, as well as inlaid gold dust. It comes individually packaged in a wooden box with a 50ml bottle of matching limited edition yellow Iroshizuku ink and a leather pen wrap. This exquisitely lacquered brass fountain pen has a medium 18kt gold nib in size #10, is complemented by gold trim, and fills via cartridge/converter (a Con-70 is included). Only 150 limited pens have been produced of each design worldwide.
Daikoku-ten is one of the Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune, said to be the incarnation of Mahesvara (the deity Shiva of Indian Hindu believers), and a prime example of Ryobu Buddhism, which reconciled indigenous Japanese traditions with Chinese Buddhism. In ancient times, Daikoku-ten was worshipped as the god who took control of the earth - specifically agriculture - and ruled food and wealth. Daikoku-ten is now believed to be the god of treasure, as well as happiness, prosperity and better fortune
The fountain pen is adorned with an image of Daikoku-ten sitting on a straw rice-bag, with a large bag on his back and a magic mallet in his hand. He is accompanied by the mouse thought to be his emissary, which is considered a lucky charm for the perpetuation of one's descendants.
The yellow ink echoes the color of the straw rice-bag, depicted on the fountain pen, upon which Daikoku-ten is sitting.
As these pens are truly one-of-a-kind pieces of art, they are warrantied for life by Namiki.
Please allow us up to several extra days for shipping of this pen. Please also note we are unable to accept a return of this pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.
- Fountain Pens
- Body Material
- Lacquered metal
- Cap Type
- Compatible inks & refills
- Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 18kt Gold
- Weight - Overall
- 37g (1.31oz)