AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen "Heron" Sailor 21K nib Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa 万年筆 研出高蒔絵 京都 #61

AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen "Heron" Sailor 21K nib Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa 万年筆 研出高蒔絵 京都 #61

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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.

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Heron01
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Ke-Uchi:
Lines or stipplings are painted by Urushi on Hira Maki-e and Gold. Silver or Hirame powder is scattered on them. Ke-Uchi is raised by sticky urushi.

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Heron04
Abalone shell

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Heron05
Abalone shell
Nashiji gold powder

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Heron06
Heron: Egg shell

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Heron07
Heron: Egg shell
Nashiji gold powder

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Heron08
Abalone shell

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Heron09
Artist name: Kotobuki


[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:Heron #61
Maki-e Artist:Kotobuki
Technique:Togidashi Maki-e, Raden
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