AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen "Mid Summer" Sailor 21K nib Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa 万年筆 研出高蒔絵 京都 #57

AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen "Mid Summer" Sailor 21K nib Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa 万年筆 研出高蒔絵 京都 #57

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This AGJ original Maki-e Fountain pen is made by famous Edo Maki-e Artisan "Kotobuki".
This design is an AGJ's original. You can not find anywhere else.
Edo Maki-e is the best known Maki-e technique in Japan.
This is original Maki-e fountain pen based on Sailor fountain pen.

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Bat, Scorpion and Gecko are painted very vividly by positionning them in the circles.

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Sparse Gold round powder #10
Dense Gold round powder #10
Coat with Green Urushi lacquer

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Bat: Ke-Uchi
Gold flat powder #3
Sparse Gold flat powder #3
Thinner Gold flat powder #3
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Scorpion: Tsuke-gaki Maki-e, Ke-Uchi
Gold powder

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Gecko: Ke-Uchi

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Shading Gold round powder #10
Gold flat powder #3

Tsuke-Gaki: Bring up the designs in high relief by Urushi lacquer and then, permiate gold powder on them.

Ke-Uchi: Draw narrow lines for the veins of a leaf or the outlines of a flower and sprinkle gold powder on them. Use more sticky urushi lacquer than other urushi, and raise the designs.


[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
    Tsukegaki Maki-e
  1. Spread Urushi lacquer thickly
  2. Sprinkle gold powder
  3. Gold powders sink due to thick urushi
  4. Do Togidashi
  5. Gold powders shine
  6. Polish

[Description]
Name:Mid Summer (Bat, Scorpion, Gecko) #57
Maki-e Artist:Kotobuki
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Tokyo, Japan
Nib:21K Gold with 24K Gold plating
Nib size:Medium
(If you prefer a broad nib, please let us know.)
Size:18mm(Dia.) x 141mm
weight:22g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e