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Izumo

     
  Platinum fountain pen gIzumo Seriesh

Izumo-no-kuni is an area known for its production of high quality gwashi (Japanese paper)h and so writing has been appreciated by the local people. Shunichi Nakata, founder of Platinum Pen, christened the new brand name of gIzumoh 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 gIzumo series,h which continues to be made from carefully selected materials. The brand has also been designated as one of the gIzumo brandsh recognized by Izumo City.
     
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PIZ-600000
Taka maki-e technique is applied, in which after the urushi coating is applied over and over again, the proper powders are chosen out of several dozen types of gold and silver powders that are then sprinkled over the raised section. It provides a splendid image of the waterfall running through the valley with depth.@

#56 Takisansui


18k gold wide
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
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Hon-Urushi Taka Maki-e on ebonite body
154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter)
34.5 g
Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
PIZ-500000
Taka maki-e technique is applied, in which after the urushi coating is applied over and over again, the proper powders are chosen out of several dozen types of gold and silver powders that are then sprinkled over the raised section. It provides an image of a representation of Japanese landscaping of the pine shore and the ocean waves with rich depth.

#55 Hama no Matsu

18k gold wide
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
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Hon-Urushi Taka Maki-e on ebonite body
154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter)
34.1 g
Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
PIZ-300000
Hira maki-e technique is applied, in which over the patterned urushi undercoating, the proper powders are chosen out of several dozen types of gold and silver powders and then sprinkled over. It expresses magnificently a representation of Japanese landscaping of the pine shore and the ocean waves.

#55 Hama no Matsu

18k gold wide
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
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Hon-Urushi Hira Maki-e on ebonite body
154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter)
33.9 g
Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
PIZ-300000
Hira maki-e technique is applied, in which over the patterned urushi undercoating, the proper powders are chosen out of several dozen types of gold and silver powders and then sprinkled over. The urokomon, which is recognized as kiccho pattern (scale pattern) from the ancient time, is boldly drawn.

#93 Urokomon

18k gold wide
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
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Hon-Urushi HiraMaki-e with raden on
154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter)
33.6 g
Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
PIZ-300000A
Aizu maki-e is one of the traditional crafts originating from the castle town of Aizu. It is being one of the crafts with the longest ongoing history in Japan and dates back to about 400 years. Aizu maki-e is well known for its bold and decorative designs that have a gradation of colors and incorporates an expert polishing technique making them quite appealing. Applied to the fountain pen are varied lively designs of raden (an inlayed diversity of sea shells) drawing fine lines that add a gradation, which expresses the gAurora.h The luxurious maki-e fountain pen portrays a masterpiece of art and is more than a writing instrument.

#82 Aurora

18k gold wide
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
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Hon-Urushi Aizu maki-e with raden on
154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter)
33.6 g
Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
PIZ-100000
Byakudan-nuri is named from its body color changing overtime being similar to Byakudan incense wood (sandalwood) used in Kodo (traditional incense ceremony). The traditional Japanese technique has been passed on through generations.Yakumo, the floating clouds painted on the ceiling of Izumo Shrine, is used as a motif. The arising sea of clouds and the sky are painted on the barrel. It is a fountain pen featured in deep color of makie providing a mystic impression.

#19 Yakumo Byakudan  


18k gold wide
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
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Sandalwood silver sea of clouds on ebonite body, clouds with silver line finish
154mm (total length) (134mm full length when writing) ~ 180mm (max diameter) )
33.3g
IZUMOKIRI400061
PIZ-80000N
Yakumo, floating clouds painted on the ceiling of Izumo Shrine, is used as a motif.The sea of clouds is described brightly with colored urushi while the outlying has been drawn in silver to accentuate the design whereby the multi layers of colored urushi are brought to the surface. Numerous processes are necessary in the delicate and time-consuming art of Ginsen-Yakumo. With time, urushi becomes increasingly more transparent, thus the pattern starts slightly to emerge, changing into a deeper and richer pattern within its glossy finish. This gives it a mysterious feel.
 
#91 Ginsen Yakumo  
Yakumo, floating clouds painted on the ceiling of Izumo Shrine, is used as a motif. The sea of clouds is described brightly with colored urushi while the outlying has been drawn in silver to accentuate the design. It undergoes a grinding process where by the multilayers of colored urushi is brought to the surface. Numerous processes are necessary in the delicate and time-consuming art of Togi-Yakumo. With time, urushi becomes increasingly more transparent, thus the pattern starts slightly to emerge, changing into a deeper and richer pattern within its glossy finish. This gives it a mysterious feel.
 
#92 Togi Yakumo  

18k gold wide
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
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gGinsen Yakumoh: Clouds with silver line finish on ebonite body;
gTogi Yakumoh: Grinding clouds coating finish on ebonite body
154mm (total length) (134mm full length when writing) ~ 180mm (max diameter) )
33.3g
IZUMOKIRI400061

PIZ-55000
Izumo-tamenuri

 
#28 Akatame
#27 Soratame
#30 Biwatame

18K gold
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B) 
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Tamenuri lacquer finish on ebonite body
154mm (total length) (134mm full length when writing) ~ 180mm (max diameter) )
34.5g
IZUMOKIRI400061
URUSHI/TAMENURI

The history of Urusi lacquer goes back to the Stone Age.
The timeless art of Urushi has for centuries brought to life the intricate depth of Japanese history and culture.

eNURIiUrushi coating) has many coating techniques.
Tamenuri (Urushi lacquer) has many process. All process have been performed by traditional experienced craftsman.
A vivid beautiful urushi lacquer finish will be increased in beauty over time, you can be proud of Urushi lacquer fountain pen.
The URUSHI fountain pen will outlast an original owner by many generations and passed on for each succeeding generation to enjoy treasure.


PIZ-50000T
Izumo-tagayasan

 
#20 Matte-tagayasan
#21@Gloss-tagayasan

18K gold
Fine(F), Medium(M), Broad(B)
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Bombay Black Wood ( Tagayasan )
164mm (Total length) (139mm full length when writing) ~ 18.2mm (max diameter)
38g
IZUMOKIRI400061
eS؁fiTagayasan S:Iron :Sword ؁FWood).
@@Bombay Black Wood.


The name Tagayasan comes from the meaning ethat which is as hard as aeSword of Iron f.
Its origin sword because in Asia.
It is used for furniture ,interior decoration wood, stick, wooden sword because of the very hard wood.
To prevent any change in the wood, we dry this wood for 20 days to emit the water in the wood.
The craftsmen finish and grind these wood parts by hand.
The warmth of the wood will feel good in your hand.








A sacred ritual known as Daisengu has been conducted for the first time in 60 years in May 10, 2013, to restore the roof of the main hall in Izumo Taisha (gIzumo Grand Shrineh), which is well-known as the god of the marriage. Sengu refers to the process of temporary removal of the body of god while the shrine undergoes restoration and repair. Restoring the main hall has special significance for the gods enshrined there as the power and vitality of the god of the shrine is thought to be renewed.

The godfs body is transferred to a new Honden (main shrine) on a Mikoshi (small portable shrine) covered with a white cloth in the twilight. The Mikoshi is carried by the priests dressed in white ritual outfits walking in the evening, which gives an atmosphere of mystery. A limited number of gPlatinum Yakumonuri fountain penh was released in the commemoration of the shrinefs biggest ritual, Heisei no Daisengu.



A Gohei (wooden wands decorated with paper streamers), a piece of cypress bark roof of the main hall, and a memorial pair of chopsticks were given to the visitors by the shrine Daisengu. On the back of the chopstick case, there is a message showing appreciation for celebrating gsenza festivalh (ceremony of transferring the symbol of the kami (goshintai) from the temporary shrine to the newly renovated main shrine), and explains that the chopsticks were made of cypress bark used in the roof of the main hall, and lastly the prayer for the good fortune is mentioned.