Namiki by Pilot Yukari Firefly Fountain Pen
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The Yukari Collection vividly expresses the nature of the four seasons,
which the Japanese have been familiar with since ancient times,
by combining designs with various techniques such as Togidashi-Taka Maki-e (Burnished-Raised Maki-e) and Raden (Mother-of-Pearl).
While being a size that can be carried and used every day, it harbors Japanese beauty down to the finest detail.
The pen is decorated with fireflies. In Japan, where they are known as ‘hotaru’, they are particularly revered: a metaphor for passionate love in poetry, they are also thought to hold the souls of fallen soldiers.
Namiki Maki-e fountain pens encompass the ultimate fusion of skill and spirit inherited from their predecessors, and also the roots of PILOT.
Over many years to the present day, they are one of the top brands in Maki-e fountain pens conveying Japanese traditional culture.
Lacquering, drawing, sprinkling and polishing. In order to bring out a beautiful, fine Maki-e, these 4 processes are repeated many times over. More than 3 months are required until completion, with some Maki-e fountain pens being completed after going through the process as much as 130 times.
This pen employs a cartridge/convertor filling system. It house an 18k gold nib.