For over 2 decades now Danitrio has made and continues to make 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.
Tsugaru – Nuri has more than 600 years of history. The specialness of these pens is their base, which has one of the best methods to strengthen the Nuri which can last hundreds of years. The Nuri is done by one single craftsman and therefore, there is no signature on the pen.
With over 350 years of history, Kara-nuri is one of the most unique Urushi paintings of the well-known Tsugaru-nuriI from Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture. The world famous Fuji Apples are originally grown here. The artisans here use special spatulas to make unique irregular patterns of 48 steps. However, this Tsugaru-nuri now has become species in danger because the sole source for Tsugaru-nuri in Hirosaki of Aomori has closed forever and there will be no more new pieces made.
Part of this specialness of this pen is that is features a flat top. This pen is also fitted with a very functional clip. The patterns on this pen are intricate and colors vibrant, making this a user friendly pen.
Tsugaru-nuri was used to paint all kinds of furniture, dinner wares and many other objects. This very high quality Nuri, including pens in this collection, will soon be missed by many who value the quality of the art.
The pen fills via cartridge convertor and features a size 18kt gold nib. This pen comes in very special solid wooden box inside a nice cloth wrap.
This pen has an MSRP of $1600