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Izumo Kaga Taka Maki-e #56 Takisansui Fountain pen - 18ct Gold nib - Platinum
Kaga Maki-e arose during the Edo period in Japan and was favored by the feudal patrons of Maki-e artists as one of the most favored techniques for decorating precious lacquer ware.
The pen ships in a paulownia softwood presentation box with decorative kanji script, and includes a complimentary ink bottle, ink cartridge, and converter.
Platinum Izumo Kaga Taka Maki-e #56 Takisansui fountain pen has been handcrafted by Maki-e artist Sohkou Ooshita using time intensive Kaga and Taka Maki-e techniques. The depiction of a waterfall in a mountain gorge is a common theme in Japanese art - the motif suggests the transient, ever-changing impermanence of the flowing water in contrast to the solid changelessness of the rocky mountain surface. The motif is realized here in painstaking Taka Maki-e technique with ample use of gold dust and other precious materials.
Maki-e artist: Sohkou Ooshita "SOKO"
- President 18kt Gold nib
- Cap and body in ebonite
- Surface Finish: Taka Maki-e
- Length: 154mm、
- Max diameter: 18mm
- Weight: 34.9g
- Filling by cartridges or converter (included)
- Complimentary cartridge and bottle of Blue-Black ink
The different MAKI-E techniques
- Hira maki-e: The simplest technique, but one that does not allow any mistakes. The design is drawn by sprinkling gold or silver dust on the still damp lacquer. When it is dry, the surface with the pattern is polished.
- Togidashi maki-e: Same, but with one more step; several layers of precious powder are added to give volume to the design.
- Taka maki-e: a three-dimensional technique, where the painter builds his motif in relief, layer after layer, with lacquer or charcoal powder.
- Shishiai Togidashi maki-e: This is the simultaneous use of several techniques, in two or three dimensions.