This limited edition Namiki Yukari was created to commemorate the emperor of the Emperor Showa. On this occasion of the Emperor enthronement, Namiki has released this fountain pen with the motif of the Chinese bird mythology legendary hen bird “Phoenix”. In addition to the fountain pen, a serial plate and a bottle of ink are included in the special box.
The pen has an 18k gold nib in size #10, fills via cartridge/converter (a CON-70 is included), and comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of ink.
The production of "The Emperor's Throne Memorial Engraved Fountain Pen" is handled by "Kunimitsu," a lacquer artist group founded in 1931.
The release of this limited Maki-e fountain pen, which was also released at the time of the Emperor of Showa and Heisei, will have a limited number of 800 in commemoration of the order of the Emperor.
This Yukari fountain pen features a wax-lacquered finish on the cap and barrel, finished with polished Taka-Makie. It depicts a Rei bird called "Phoenix" which is said to appear in the world with the appearance of Holy child. A drawing of the flower of "Azusa" appears on the cap, which is the symbol of the present emperor. On the clip, "Ryobun", one of the traditional patterns of "Yusyokumon", which has been used for costumes and upholstery of public houses, is also imprinted on the fountain pen for commemorating the Emperor's death. A picture of the spreading of the water ring around one of the rhomboids expresses eternity.
The special boxes are octagonally shaped, wishing that the era of regal would develop into the end. In addition, it is named for the throne "Takamikura" used for the courtesy. In addition, on the ink cap, the design and the letter of the new era "Reiwa" and the date of revision are printed.
The Yukari Collection vividly expresses the nature of the four seasons, which the Japanese have been familiar with since ancient times, by combining designs with various techniques such as Togidashi-Taka Maki-e (Burnished-Raised Maki-e) and Raden (Mother-of-Pearl). While being a size that can be carried and used every day, it harbors Japanese beauty down to the finest detail.
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, or if the included ink bottle itself has been opened. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.
- Fountain Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Lacquered metal
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Fine, Medium, Broad
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 18kt Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 12mm (0.5in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 14.3mm (0.6in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 19.2mm (0.8in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 9.7mm (0.4in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 129.1mm (5.1in)
- Length - Cap
- 67.8mm (2.7in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 21mm (0.8in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 142.4mm (5.6in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 160.9mm (6.3in)
- Weight - Body
- 19g (0.7oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 14g (0.5oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 33g (1.2oz)