Namiki Nippon Art Maki-e fountain pens combine the complex techniques of the Hira Maki-e technique with traditional Japanese fables and symbolism. The classic design of the fountain pen body is the perfect canvas for the incredible artistic details and the fascinating themes depicted on each pen. This marriage of artistry, symbolism, and functionality creates a writing instrument that is both beautiful and useful.
These fountain pens are created by a collaboration of artisans, collectively referred to as the Kokkokai. Urushi lacquer is applied to the pen bodies, followed by an outline of the designs. Gold and silver powder, among other precious metal powders, is used to fill in the design and create the stunning depictions seen on the pen. Additional layers of urushi lacquer are applied and left to dry. Finally, the pen is expertly polished, resulting in a stunningly detailed work of art.
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At GouletPens.com, we are pleased to be carrying four different types of Nippon Art fountain pens. Each has a different story and symbolic meaning, but all are stunning and functional works of art.
Namiki Nippon Art Chinese Phoenix
The Namiki Nippon Art Maki-e Chinese Phoenix is available at GouletPens.com for $600 with a medium nib.
Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle
The Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle is available at GouletPens.com for $600 in fine and medium nibs.
Namiki Nippon Art Maki-e Dragon with Cumulus
The Namiki Nippon Art Maki-e Dragon with Cumulus fountain pen is available in fine and medium nib sizes for $600 at GouletPens.com.
Namiki Nippon Art Golden Pheasant
The Golden Pheasant is a native bird of China, where it is admired for its beauty. It is a striking animal with feathers of golden red. In Japan, it is often depicted as the ambassador of the sun goddess. Like the phoenix, it is seen as a symbol of male energy and associated with fire and life force.
The Namiki Nippon Art Golden Pheasant fountain pen is available at GouletPens.com for $600.
The Goulet Pen Company Team