Japanese




Higo-zo-gan

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  Our fountain pen was selected as one of the gifts presented by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the G7 leaders and heads of countries and organizations participating in the outreach meeting during the G7 Ise-Shima Summit held on May 26-27, 2016.

 


  Higo-Zo-gan that has 400 years history is one of the inlaid artworks which uses special technique digging fine ditches by cold chisel on the base iron and rammed down thin gold plate or wires directly into channel cut portion on the base iron.
In Edo era, this techniques are employed for accessories of sword. Sword guards and diminutive were used among samurais regularly as a symbol of samurai dandyism.
This solid and elegant technique is called Higo-Zo-gan, and has been succeeded for generations and it has produced many famous masters and masterpieces.

gHigo-Zo-gang with solid and elegant taste is a real gem that gathers black beauty of the base iron originated from natural rust, gorgeous pure gold ornaments, and an advanced skilled craftsmanship.
 

What is gZo-ganh?

Inlaying is called Zo-gan in Japanese. In English, inlaying is called Damascene and this word comes from the birthplace of gZo-ganh, a place of Damascene city in Syria in the 8th century and came to Japan in 14th through the Silk Road. hΫh(Zo) means moulding, h›Ζh(gan) means setting. So Zo-gan means a technology for setting a material to different materials.

We specially chose Higo-zo-gan that has longer history among varied Zo-gan selections for one of our fountain and multi-function pen designs.

Higo-Zo-gan Work ing Process



     
   
 

PTB-30000Z
Higo-Zo-gan

Our fountain pen was selected as one of the gifts presented by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the G7 leaders and heads of countries and organizations participating in the outreach meeting during the G7 Ise-Shima Summit held on May 26-27, 2016.
gSakura (cherry blossoms),h a flower that symbolizes the arrival of spring and gIchyo (ginkgo tree)h that adds to the beauty of the autumn foliage. The two representatives Japanese sceneries are painted on the central parts of the bodies using pure gold zogan techniques.
The skillful technique, which was passed down from the Edo period, has been reflected in our Platinum #3776 fountain pens, a masterpiece with a dignity of history, created to write beautiful Japanese characters.
 
14K Gold
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
For Nib point size Sample, please access here
24K gold inlaying ring finish
145mm~14.8mm (max. diameter)
19.2 g
Box made of paulownia wood

MWB-20000Z
Higo-Zo-gan
Mechanical pencil + Ballpen(black + red)

#95 Sakura
#96 Ginkgo
0.5mm
BSP-100S(#1 Black, #2 Red)
Black chrome plated
143mm(full length) x 13mm(max. diameter)
31g


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