Pilot Namiki Special Gift Hira Makie Sakura 14k Gold Medium Nib Fountain Pen

Pilot Namiki Special Gift Hira Makie Sakura 14k Gold Medium Nib Fountain Pen

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Pilot Namiki Special Gift Hira Makie Sakura 14k Gold Medium Nib Fountain Pen:

Pilot Namiki Nippon Art Maki-e

Red Sakura

14Kt MEDIUM nib Fountain Pen

Brand new, never used, 100% authentic, PILOT-JAPAN

What is Maki-e?

Have you ever heard the word “Makie” before? If no, I want to tell you about it as one of Japanese traditional art.

“Makie” literally means a sprinkled picture. But it is better known as a Japanese traditional lacquer. In order to create a lot of color and texture to draw a lot of fine art, the Makie artists use a verity of metal power, such as gold, silver, copper, brass, lead, aluminum, platinum, pewter, as well as their alloys. Using a soft brush with verity of size, Makie artist lays power and draws the art with the most meticulous and the most careful attitude. To become a Makie artist, a Makie trainee need to practice for years, even more than ten years. They have to get used to making a color from metal powers, practicing drawing with a bush pen, and they have to try to feel the nature. There is a special aspect of Makie art, which is the nature is usually a topic for the artist to draw in his/her art. Because of this aspect, the Makie artists need to have integration with the nature, they have to let their soul to follow the nature in order to reach the high level of the art.

According to Sailor Company:

'MAKI–E' is a highly respected traditional Japanese hand applied decoration process with more than one thousand five hundred years of history. It is regarded as the top of the Japanese decorative crafts on many different materials. Precious materials such as Gold, Silver, Enamel, Abalone shell (mother of pearl) etc. are combined and applied by hand by specialized accredited MAKI-E artists with traditional Urushi lacquers to represent a variety of traditional Japanese art, and culture.

These is very traditional techniques can only be applied by truly experienced Japanese craftsman who have historical family skills and pride such traditional art forms and true craftsmanship.

There are different techniques for makie , which are: hira-makie , togidashi-makie , taka-makie , shishiai-togidashi-makie and some other variations.

Sailor, Pilot and Platinum makie Fountain Pens

While most of Sailor Makie Fountain pens tend to be appliedHira – Makietechnique to draw a decoration with a numerous nature image, such as a Koi fish, butterfly, Fuji mountain… ,Pilot used a several Makie technique, such ashira-makie , togidashi-makie , and taka-makie, on its Makie fountain pen series in order to provide customers choices to choose from several kind of Makie techniques. Pilot also concentrate in conveying the Japanese culture to customers in all over the world, Japanese nature is also become the topic for Pilot makie decoration. By using several techniques of Makie art, Pilot Makie series can convey the different beauty of Japanese nature.

Not like Sailor and Pilot, Platinum not only focus on Japanese nature, but also uses some unique design on its Makie series. You can find the Platinum Sun urushi fountain pen or Platinum Pyramid fountain pen; both of them are two of the most expensive pens from Platinum using Makie technique with unique designs.

Pilot NamikiNipponArt Maki-e

Red Sakura

This is one of the beautiful Maki-e fountain pens first produced in 1980s by Pilot Namiki. The pen is in lacquer black color with a beautiful paint of thebush clover (hagi).The bush clover (hagi) was a familiar plant that grew naturally in the mountain and the field in old Japan, and is most often written by Manyoshu (=the oldest Japanese poetry)from of old Japanese literature.

Manufacture: Pilot

Product Number: FK-3000P-SKU-M

Model: Pilot Namiki Art Hira Maki-e Bush Clover Hagi

Nib material: 14kt solid gold
Nib size:MEDIUM nib
Filling system: Cartridge & Converter included

Barrel: 14 mm
Length: 142 mm (cap closed) & 161 mm (cap open)

Weight: 18.8gm

Made in JAPAN

Hira Makieis to sprinkle metal powder or grains, then stick them onto the surface, use the adhesive ability of urushi. For sprinkling metal powders puffy raw silk threads are used while for grains a thin bamboo cylinder filter is used. In some cases hira-makie parts are whetted or polished after drying.

Taka-makieis a kind of relief combined with the hira-makie technique. The base of the relief is made with charcoal powder or e-urushi.

Togidashi-makieis more or less same as the hira-makie technique but using bigger metal grains for sprinkling. After the metal grains are fixed properly, the whole surface is covered with urushi. When urushi is solid the surface is whetted flat and smooth, then polished. So the surface of the togidashi-makie is completely flat.

I hope that you can see the beauty and the difference between Hiar-makie, Taka-makie and Togidashi-makie as well as the difference between Sailor, Pilot and Platinum Makie Series. Each of them has its own beauty and special aspects. But overall, all of them are Japanese traditional art technique, and somehow they convey japanese spirit and culture. I am very honest to be the one who introduce you with Japanese culture.

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