Japanese


November 21, 2016
New Release of gHon-urushi Raden Maki-e Aurorah with the Magnificence of Natural Phenomenon Drawn on the Body in a Traditional Maki-e Style


A fountain pen with a unique motif of
natural phenomenon expressed with raden maki-e


On November 25 (Fri), 2016, Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President: Toshiya Nakata) will release gHon-urushi Raden Maki-e Aurorah from its gIzumoh 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.

ƒAbout the techniques„
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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.

ƒAbout the Izumo brand„
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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 companyfs 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.



     

Izumo, Hon-urushi Raden Maki-e Aurora fountain pen
œProduct number: PIZ-300000A
œBody color: ς82 Aurora
œSpecifications: Nib: 18k gold wide ; / Fine, Medium, Broad
Grip (AS resin);
Barrel, cap (Aizu maki-e on ebonite body/Raden on)
œSize: 154mm (full length) ~18mm (max. diameter)
Weight 33.6g



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