AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #66 "Goldfish" Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kaga Japan Wa

AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #66 "Goldfish" Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kaga Japan Wa

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This AGJ original Maki-e Fountain pen is made by famous Kaga Maki-e Artisan "Takada".
This design is an AGJ's original. You can not find anywhere else.
Kaga Maki-e is the best known Maki-e technique in Japan.
This is original Maki-e fountain pen based on a Japanese fountain pen.

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The top and bottlm parts of the pen :
Sprinkle thin Gold powder and make the design gradated

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Goldfish : Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Body : Shu-Kin
Abdomen : Silver powder
Water bubbles : Abalone
Shu-kin : After Gold powder is sprinkled, paint vermilion urushi and burnish it.

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Rocks : Taka Maki-e
Place the three different sizes of square-cut Gold leaf
Water plants : Hira Maki-e
Blue 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
    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:Goldfish #66
Maki-e Artist:Takada
Technique:Togidashi(Burnished) Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kaga, 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