AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain Pen #05 "Dragon" Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain Pen #05 "Dragon" Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

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Item Description

This Authentic Goods from Japan's Original Maki-e (makie) Pilot Fountain pen is made by famous Kyoto Maki-e Artisan “Daikai”.
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 the original maki-e fountain pen based on Japanese fountain pen.

Name: Dragon (Dragon on a swirling cloud) Ryu #5 (Original)
Maki-e Artist: DAIKAI
Technique: Togidashi-Taka Maki-e
Origin: Kyoto, Japan
Nib: 14K Gold
Nib size: Medium
Size: 15.7mm(Dia.) x 146mm
Others: With CON-70 converter

1. Dragon: Togidashi Taka maki-e
2. Red rising flame (from the center of the body of the dragon): Red Urushi
3. Dragon horn: painted with raw urushi and polished.
 1) Raw urushi gives hardness and polish.
 2) Polishing process: polished with cotton using grindstone powder mixed with oil
4. Swirl: Silver togidashi maki-e The swirl is painted with black urushi first. Then sprinkled with coarse grained silver powder. Then overlaid with Black-Urushi and Nashiji-urushi, and polished.
5. Rings: Painted with black-urushi 3 times, then sprinkled with gold powder, and overlaid with urushi.

Ring part on each fountain pens
1. Applying black-urushi, dry and apply black-urushi again, dry and apply black-urushi once again.
2. Sprinkle gold power
3. Cover with raw-urushi
4. Polish with charcoal

[DAIKAI's Career]

Urushi Lacquer Master : Daikai Uehara’s Career
Year 1950 Born in Kyoto
His father, uncle, grand father and grand-grand father were Urushi Lacquer masters too.
1969 Another Urushi artist“ Masakichi Shima” started teaching Daikai.
1976 Daikai began succeeding to inherit the style of Kyo makie(Maki-e).
1985 Won the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce Award at Kyoto Lacquerware exhibition.
1986 Held Urushi Lacquer exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya(the largest department store in Japan).
1990 Exhibited at the Arts and Crafts in kyoto.
1991 Became a technical lecturer for the artists at the traditional industry at Kyoto.
1994 Opened his Kyoto Urushi lacquer school.
1995 Invited to display his works at INFA 1995 in Hannover, Germany.
1997 Won the award at the industrial techniques for the crafts in Kyoto.
1999 Held the first Kyoto Urushi lacquer school’s exhibition at Ko-dai temple, Kyoto.
2001 He has held the traditional crafts exhibition every year since 1999.
2008 Held Amber Maki-e and Lacquer works exhibition at Sogo department store.
2009 Held Kyoto Urushi Lacquer exhibition at Takashimaya in Namba, Osaka.

He lives in Kyoto now and teaches many Maki-e artisans Kyoto-Makie technique.