This Namiki Seven Gods Yukari fountain pen was produced by Maki-e artisan Misa Seki 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-black 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.
Said to be the incarnation of the Buddhist deity Maitreya Bodhisattva, Hotei-son, who dates back to the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) is unique among the Seven Gods of Good Fortune for being the only monk. Hotei-son is widely regarded as a god of good fortune and matrimonial happiness, believed to impart riches, status and prosperity.
On the fountain pen, he is depicted among the Chinese mountains, and boasts a happy smile, as well as a plump face and potbelly. On his shoulder, he carries a large Kannin-bukuro, or patience bag, said to contain the many treasures and blessings he bestows on others.
The black-green ink echoes the color of Hotei-son’s necklace, depicted on the fountain pen.
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)