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AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen "Karasu Tengu" Sailor 21K nib 万年筆 研出高蒔絵 京都 #34

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This AGJ original Maki-e Fountain pen is made by famous Kyoto Maki-e Artisan "Yuri".
This pen is only one in the world. You can not find it anywhere.
Kyoto Maki-e is the best known Maki-e technique in Japan.
This is original Maki-e fountain pen using Sailor 21K nib with 24k gold plating.

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Karasu-Tengu(Crow-billed Goblin): Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Face: Gold powder
Tokin (A cap Yamabushi wears): Black Urushi lacquer
Eyes: The side of Raden (Abalone shell) is Gold line using gold powder and the black eyes are coated by Balck Urushi, then Gold powder is used on it.
Beaks: Blue gold powder (Blue-tinged gold powder)
Tongue: Red (Vermilion) urushi
Wings/Feathers: Gold powder
Beards: Silver powder lines on Silver powder maki-e

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Sleeve: Silver powder
Hands and claws: Gold powder

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Tail feathers: Coat Black Urushi on Silver powder maki-e
Hakama (Japanese divided skirt): Coat gold powder with brown urushi
Hakama pattern: Silver powder
Leggings: Gold powder
Legs and claws: Gold powder

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Feather fan (Sensu) handle: Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Feather: Hira Maki-e
Fan handle: lue gold powder (Blue-tinged gold powder)
Feathers: Harden the whole part with gray and white urushi after creating the design with silver powder

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Leaves: Hira Maki-e
Gold and Silver powder
Blue gold powder (Blue-tinged gold powder)

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[What is Maki-e technique?]
    Hira Maki-e
  1. Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Gold powder, Seikin: Alloy of Gold, Silver powder, Hirame and so on
  3. Coated by Uwazuri and Black urushi
  4. Polish by polishing and grindstone powders
    Togidashi Maki-e (Mainly used for finishing evenly the background)
  1. Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Gold powder, Seikin: Alloy of Gold, Silver powder, Hirame and so on
  3. Coated thickly by Nashiji and Black urushi
  4. Burnished the urushi lacquer by charcoal
  5. Polish by polishing and grindstone powders
  • When coarse gold/silver/Hirame/Seikin powders are sprinkled, put a luster by burnished.
  • After togidashi maki-e, Togidashi Hira maki-e is decorated Hira maki-e on togidashi maki-e.
  • After togidashi maki-e, Togidashi Taka maki-e is decorated Taka maki-e on togidashi maki-e.
  • Burnishing is needed when coarse powders are sprinkled.
    Taka Maki-e
  1. The design is created using urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle charcoal/Silver powders to raise the layer
  3. Dry
  4. Spread urushi twice to make the layer thicker
  5. Sprinkle gold/silver/Hirame/Seikin powders
  6. Coat by Urushi
  7. Burnish
  8. Polish
  • Charcoal powder: Show a soft feeling
  • Silver powder: Feel solid

[Description]
Name:Karasu Tengu (Crow-billed goblin) #34
Maki-e Artist:Yuri
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:21K Gold
Nib size:Medium
(If you like other nib size, please let us know.)
Size:18mm(Dia.) x 141mm
weight:30g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e


[Yuri's Career]
AGJ Maki-e Makie Artist Yuri Urushi lacquer

Year 1981Born in Kyoto
2001She followed the family trade of Lacquered tea utensils making and started to work at Studio "Manju" owned by her family.
She took charge of design and decoration of Lacquered.work (Maki-e).
She also studied the traditional Japanese Painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
2009The Japanese lacquered tea ware (Usuchaki) made by her won the Kyoto Governor Prize at the 40th Kyo Laquered Ware Exhibition (the prize was won under the Studio's name).
Her work was also selected for the 49th Japan Crafts Exhibition.