on sale Namiki Yukari Maki-e Fountain Pen - Pine Needles

Product Code PN63310

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This Namiki Yukari Pine Needles maki-e fountain pen was released in November 2013 by a collaboration of maki-e artists (Kokkokai) in Japan. It features the Togidashi-Hira Maki-e technique (burnished-raised maki-e), depicting pine needles and branches. 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 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.

In Japan, the pine tree, or matsu, shares the same meaning as the Chinese and Korean pine trees. That is longevity, virtue and youth. They are also associated with masculinity and power.

The word "matsu" means "waiting for the soul of a god to descend from Heaven" in Japanese. In the ancient Shinto beliefs, gods were said to have ascended to Heaven on a pine tree, where they now reside on a beautiful volcanic mountain in giant or old trees.

Pine trees are associated with the New Year in Japan. So much so that many Japanese hang a bundle of pine twigs and bamboo trunks known as a Kado matsu (Gate pine) on their doors to receive a blessing from the gods. Pines are also used to mark the boundaries of the sacred ground of temples and shrines.

Prior to the Edo period (1600-1867), pine trees and branches were a popular choice of decoration for samurai on their armor and katana due to all the associations with masculinity

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.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Namiki
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Black
Demonstrator
No
Body Material
Lacquered metal
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Size
Fine, Medium, Broad
Nib Color
Two-Tone
Nib Material
18kt Gold
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Gold
Diameter - Body
12mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.3mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19.2mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Grip
9.7mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
129.1mm (5.1in)
Length - Cap
67.8mm (2.7in)
Length - Nib
21mm (0.8in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
142.4mm (5.6in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
160.9mm (6.3in)
Weight - Body
19g (0.7oz)
Weight - Cap
14g (0.5oz)
Weight - Overall
33g (1.2oz)

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