Japanese


February 10, 2016

Luxury Fountain Pen Series to Renew after 25 Years
New Release of Four Barrel Designs of gKaga Maki-e,h
One of the Best Japanese Traditional Crafts


gKaga Maki-eh Pens Have Been Added to Our gIzumoh Brand,
A Collection of Fountain Pens Created with the Highest Quality Craftsmanship

On February 20 (Sat), 2016, Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President: Toshiya Nakata) will launch new fountain pens with four barrel designs of Kaga maki-e, adding to our collection of Izumo brand, which is a luxury fountain pen created with the highest quality of craftsmanship. New products are gHon-Urushi Taka Maki-e Takisansui,h gHon-Urushi Taka Maki-e Hama no Matsu (Shore Pine),h gHon-Urushi Hira Maki-e Hama no Matsu (Shore Pine)h and gHon-Urushi Raden Maki-e Urokomon.h This time, we applied ebonite as the material for the barrel that has been used before a plastic molding was invented. In addition, the barrel was changed to a thicker design from the standard design that has been used for 25 years so as to enhance the charms of the material. The state-of-the-art Kaga maki-e decoration is done by Kaga maki-e artist Sohkou Ooshita, all hand crafted through several months of work and with highly skilled technique.

*Kaga maki-e was developed in the Edo period as one of the techniques used for art crafts for the feudal lords such as ginro (a small lacquer box)h or tea utensils. These art crafts remain highly respected globally from their elegant style even today.

ƒFeatures of the four designs„
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œ gHon-Urushi Taka Maki-e Takisansuih

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.@
œProduct number: PIZ-600000
œBody color: #56 Takisansui
œNib: Fine, Medium, Broad
œSize: 154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter), average weight 34.5 g
œSpecifications: Barrel, cap, ring: Hon-Urushi Taka Maki-e on ebonite body
Grip: AS resin
Clip: Gold finish on beryllium copper
Nib: 18k gold wide (18-21)
œBox: Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
œAccessories: Ink bottle (Blue black 30cc), One cartridge ink (Blue black), Converter 500 (4704000)
œgHon-Urushi Taka Maki-e Hama no Matsu (Shore Pine)h@

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.
œProduct number: PIZ-500000
œBody color: #55 Hama no Matsu
œNib: Fine, Medium, Broad
œSize: 154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter), average weight 34.1 g
œSpecifications: Barrel, cap, ring: Hon-Urushi Taka Maki-e on ebonite body
Grip: AS resin
Clip: Gold finish on beryllium copper
Nib: 18k gold wide (18-21)
œBox: Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
œAccessories: Ink bottle (Blue black 30cc), One cartridge ink (Blue black), Converter 500 (4704000)
œgHon-Urushi Hira Maki-e Hama no Matsu (Shore Pine)h@

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.
œProduct number: PIZ-300000
œBody color: #55 Hama no Matsu
œNib: Fine, Medium, Broad
œSize: 154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter), average weight 33.9 g
œSpecifications: Barrel, cap, ring: Hon-Urushi Hira Maki-e on ebonite body
Grip: AS resin
Clip: Gold finish on beryllium copper
Nib: 18k gold wide (18-21)
œBox: Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
œAccessories: Ink bottle (Blue black 30cc), One cartridge ink (Blue black), Converter 500 (4704000)
œ gHon-Urushi Raden Maki-e Urokomonh

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.
œProduct number: PIZ-300000
œBody color: #93 Urokomon
œNib: Fine, Medium, Broad
œSize: 154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ~18mm (max. diameter), average weight 33.6 g
œSpecifications: Barrel, cap, ring: Hon-Urushi HiraMaki-e with raden on ebonite body
Grip: AS resin
Clip: Gold finish on beryllium copper
Nib: 18k gold wide (18-21)
œBox: Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
œAccessories: Ink bottle (Blue black 30cc), One cartridge ink (Blue black), Converter 500 (4704000)


œExclusive box made of paulownia wood/ bag for a fountain pen

Comes with the fountain pen bag made of the brilliant shine silver fabric with a decorative string. The bag includes a pocket to store reserve cartridges, making it convenient to carry. The bag is stored inside the box.