On November 25 (Fri), 2016, Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President: Toshiya Nakata) will release gHon-urushi Raden Maki-e Aurorah from its gIzumoh brand created through the most advanced techniques. |
The new product employs Aizu maki-e with a history of over 400 years that is famous for its decorative style and distinct burnishing technique using urushi while the bold design of aurora is drawn with a dynamic touch. It is an extraordinary masterpiece among the luxury fountain pens.
About the techniques
A gold leaf is pasted on the back of raden made of abalone shells while the use
of black urushi amplifies diversity in the luster. Three kinds of gold powder
called nashijiko are sprinkled on the body and the cap, followed by painting
of maki-e and burnishing until the rich colors and the luster are achieved, thus
providing a beautiful contrast with black urushi.
About the Izumo brand
Shunichi Nakata, the founder of Platinum Pen, launched the Izumo series in 2010 with the cooperation of officials from Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. This was to acknowledge the founder of the companyfs birthplace. Professional craftsmanship can be found throughout the Izumo series, which continues to be made from carefully selected materials. The brand has also been designated as one of the Izumo brands recognized by Izumo City.