AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #51 "Japanese Pheasant and Cherry Blossom" Pilot Namiki Sparkling Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #51 "Japanese Pheasant and Cherry Blossom" 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 "Mokuren".
This pen is April version of monthly Maki-e series.
This design is an AGJ's original. You can not find anywhere else.
Kyoto Maki-e is the best known Maki-e technique in Japan.
This is original Maki-e fountain pen based on Pilot fountain pen.

Japanese Pheasant is the national bird and Cherry Blossom the national flower.

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Japanese Pheasant(Male): Taka Maki-e
Eye: Gold powder, Paint eyeballs with black urushi on gold powder
Skin around eyes: Vermilion urushi on silver powder
Beak: Blue gold powder
From the neck to the back: Color urushi on gold powder
Small lines:Silver powder
Feathers: Paint the designs by color urushi
 Upper part: Gold powder
 Other part: Silver powder, Coat them with light blue urushi
 Small lines: Silver powder
Haze: Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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Feathers: Coat silver powder with color urushi
 Small lines: Silver powder
 Tail feathers: Color urushi on gold powder
 Long lines: Silver powder

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Cherry blossom: Hira Maki-e
Cherry blossom1: Gold powder
Stamens: Gold powder
Cherry blossom2: Paint petals with color urushi and stamens with gold powder
Leaves: Color urushi

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Letters: Draw with vermilion lacquer on black urushi lacquer

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Japanese Pheasant(Female): Taka Maki-e
Eye: Paint eyeballs with black urushi on gold powder
Around the eye: Coat silver powder with vermilion urushi lacquer
Beak: Blue gold powder
Neck, back and wing: Gold powder
Inside of the neck: Silver powder
Tail: Coat gold powder with color lacquer
The center line of the tail: Silver powder
Underparts: Paint color urushi on silver powder
 Short lines: Silver powder
Legs: Gold powder

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Cherry blossom: Hira Maki-e
Cherry blossom1: Gold powder
Stamens: Gold powder
Cherry blossom2: Paint petals with color urushi and stamens with gold powder
Leaves: Color urushi

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Tree trunk: Sprinkle gold powder entirely, Highlight with silver powder and gold powder partially and coat them with color lacquer urushi

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Backgorund: Togidashi Maki-e
Green fields: Silver powder
The lower part is green urushi lacquer and the upper black urushi.
They are painted to dissolve into the space.

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Artist name: Black urushi


[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:Japanese Pheasant and Cherry Blossom #51
Maki-e Artist:Mokuren
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:14K Gold #15
Nib size:Medium
(If you prefer a broad nib, please let us know.)
Size:15.7mm(Dia.) x 149mm
weight:27g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e