AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #37 "Hokusai’s Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" Pilot Namiki Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #37 "Hokusai’s Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" Pilot Namiki Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

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Item Description

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 based on Pilot fountain pen.

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Waves: Taka Maki-e
Waves: Coat Silver powder by Blue Urushi
Wave top: Silver powder
Sea Spray: Hira Maki-e
Silver powder

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Hokusai’s Portrait: Hira Maki-e
Kanji says "From Mt.Fuji 36 views by Hokusai"
Backgorund: Gold powder, Coat with Bengara urushi partly.

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Mt.Fuji: Hira Maki-e
Summit: Silver powder
Foothills: Sprinkle gold powder thinly
Boat: Taka Maki-e
Gold powder

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Boat: Taka Maki-e
Gold powder
Face: Silver powder
Kanji: Hira Maki-e
These Kanji say the titles of Hokusai Ukiyoe in Fugaku 36 views used on this pen. (Kanagawa-Oki Nami Ura, Gafu Kaisei, Five hundred Rakan temple Sazae hall and Enza pines at Aoyama)

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Red Fuji(Gaifu Kaisei / Fine Wind, Clear Morning): Togidashi Maki-e
Sky: Color urushi

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Crane: Hira Maki-e
Red and black urushi on gold powder
Cloud: Silver powder

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Five hundred Rakan temple Sazae hall: Togidashi Maki-e, Hira Maki-e
Hair: Black urushi
Skin: Gold powder
Space: Blue gold powder
Ornamental hairpin: Gold powder
Clothes: Coat Silver powder with white urushi and make patters in silver powder on it
Japanese fan: Gold powder
Kimono belt: Draw patterns with gold on gold powder
Inside of Kimono belt: Silver powder
Outline of Japanese fan: Gold powder
Under-Kimono: Silver powder
Parapet and floor: Gold powder

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Base(Pines at Aoyama): Taka Maki-e
Three men: Raise by urushi lacquer
Skins: Gold powder
Lines on faces+Beards: Black urushi
Mouths: Red urushi

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Outline of the Japanese fan: Silver powder
Wooden sake cup: Red urushi
Gourd sake bottle:Gold powder

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Trees: Gold powder

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Artist name: Gold powder


[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:Hokusai’s Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji #37
Maki-e Artist:Yuri
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:18K Gold #15
Nib size:Medium
(If you like other nib size, please let us know.)
Size:15.9mm(Dia.) x 147mm
weight:30g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e
With CON-70 converter


[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.