Danitrio Haruranman (Flowers Are In Full Bloom In Spring) Urushi Fountain Pen on Mikado
Danitrio makes remarkable hand painted pens using the Japanese skill and craftsmanship. During the peaceful Tokugawa Era (1603-1868) Samurai had too much leisure time to spend, and the designs by Urushi paintings on their scabbards became fashionable as salesmen’s ties in dress suits today. The paintings in various free patterns on scabbards were called Saya-nuri, and we call it Kawari-nuri today. There are almost unlimited ways to paint on the scabbards and we use such free pattern paintings on pens also, while they are not the authentic methods of Maki-e.
This danitrio is a Urushi made pen on Mikado. They start with an Ebonite body and cap, then do a Base Black Urushi and then the Haruranman technique. The Haruranman means Flowers Are In Full Bloom In Spring.
The pen fills via eyedropper and features a size 18kt gold nib. This pen had an MSRP of $2295, but they are not making these pens anymore. This technique is very difficult and the retail would be much more if they made it today.