This Namiki Seven Gods Yukari fountain pen was produced by Maki-e artisan Masahiro Yamada 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 green 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.
Fuku-roku-ju, one of the Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune, stems from a Chinese Taoist god said to be the incarnation of the southern polar stars. Taoism’s three virtues are known as Fuku-roku-ju, which in written form is represented with three Chinese characters that make up the god’s name: the perpetuation of one’s descendants, health, and longevity, Today, Fuku-roku-ju is worshipped as the god of personal virtue.
The fountain pen is adorned with an image of Fuku-roku-ju, in which he has a long head and beard, as well as large earlobes. He is holding a gem in his right hand, and is depicted as expressing his gratitude for the help of friends through the inclusion of a crane and turtle bringing him a valuable cane and scroll.
The green ink echoes the color of the turtle, depicted on the fountain pen, on which Fuku-roku-ju is riding.
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)