AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #64 "Skeltons' Dance in summer festival" Pilot Namiki Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #64 "Skeltons' Dance in summer festival" Pilot Namiki 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 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 Namiki fountain pen.

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival01 AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival02 AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival03 AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival04
Skelton in a Japanese towel: Taka Maki-e, Hira Maki-e
Whole skelton: Gold powder
Japanese Towel: Coat Silver powder with Urushi lacquer

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival05
Japanese Towel: Coat Silver powder with Urushi lacquer

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival06
Moon: Gold powder

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival07
Grasses: Gold powder mostly, Blue gold powder is scattered here and there
Dews: Gold flakes

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival08
Skelton with a Japanese old parasol: Hira Maki-e (Color Urushi partly)
Whole skelton: Silver powder
Base of Parasol: Color urushi
Threads: Gold powder
Strings: Color urushi

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival09
Japanese fun: Glod powder, Color Urushi

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival10
Skelton playing Shamisen(Japanese musical instrument) : Taka Maki-e, Hira Maki-e
The whole skelton: Gold powder

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Shamisen: Hira Maki-e
Skin: White Urushi
Plectrums: Blue gold powder

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Strings: Gold powder

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival13
Wooden parts: Coat Silver powder with color urushi
Pegs: Silver powder

AGJ Maki-e Fountain Pen Skeltons' Dance in summer festival14
Artist name / Yuri : Color 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:Skeltons' Dance in summer festival #64
Maki-e Artist:Yuri
Technique:Togidashi(Burnished) Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:14K Gold #15
Nib size:Medium
(If you prefer a broad nib, please let us know.)
Size:18mm(Dia.) x 165mm
weight:42g
Shipping:FREE SHIPPING!
Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e


[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.