AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #69 "Skeleton "BIWA" Minstrel" Sailor KOP Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen #69 "Skeleton "BIWA" Minstrel" Sailor KOP Togidashi Taka Maki-e Kyoto Japan Wa

Our Selling Price: US$3,600.00(tax excl.)

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 Sailor fountain pen, King of Pen.

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Skeleton : Taka Maki-e, Hira maki-e
Silver Powder
Fan(Ohgi) :Taka Maki-e
Gold Powder

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Clear Urushi is painted so you can see the painting under it.

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Clear Urushi is painted so you can see the painting under it.

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Fire : Inlayed Gold Foil (kiri-kane)
Light : Flat Gold Powder
Dews : Falt Gold powder

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Bush : Hira Maki-e
Gold Powder

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Biwa Minstrel : Taka Maki-e, Hira maki-e
Gold Powder

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Japanese silver grasse : Silver Powder

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Artist name : Yuri


[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:Skeleton "BIWA" Minstrel #69
Maki-e Artist:Yuri
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:Bicolor 21K Gold
Nib size:Medium
(If you prefer a broad nib, please let us know.)
Size:20mm(Dia.) x 153.5mm
weight:34g
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.