The style of this pen is called Genkai, which means the limited. It is a line of pen that Danitrio created with straight down shape and tried to make with size biggest possible for a hand to hold.
Danitrio makes remarkable hand painted pens using the Japanese skill and craftsmanship that has been mastered over the last few thousand of years. Maki-e is performed on the pen, after it has been hand selected, and prepared. The Maki-e on this pen is more than just paint on a pen, it has texture, it has character. This is achieved through many many days and hours of carefully applying the Maki-e. On each of the pens that are hand painted, you may find the artists signature.
Good basic paintings start with base painting, which the craftsmen paint twice or three times with Urushi mixed with finishing powders to make the base hard and durable. Then followed by the interim paintings which is done by one or two layers preparing for finishing paintings.
The pen is fitted with an ebonite feed and a size #8 18kt gold nib. The nib grades available are Fine, Medium, Broad or Stub. This pen fills via eye dropper. Here is a link to Danitrio to see how the eyedropper works for their pens.
The artist of this pen is Tatsuya Todo (Kosetsu).
Born in 1954. 1973 Learnt from Urushi master, Kiichi Ikeda in Kanazawa. 1976 Learnt from Maki-e master Masanori Omote. 1990 Began to exhibit at Japan Traditional Urushi Craft Exhibtion and exhibited every year for 8 years. 1991 Began to exhibit at Ishikawa Traditional Urushi craft Exhibition and exhibited every year for 8 years also. 1995 He was recognized as a Dento Kogei-shi by the Japanese government. His works were highly recognized and accepted by many other major exhibitions since 1995 until today.
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