Namiki by Pilot Yukari Royale Kachimushi Dragonfly and Lotus Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Only 150 Kachimushi pens have been made available worldwide. The base is the Yukari Royale, decorated with both Taka (Raised) Maki-e and Togidashi (Burnished) Maki-e techniques by master craftsman Masahiro. Taka Maki-e dragonfly hovers above the lotus on Raden (mother-of-pearl wings), delicate and lifelike, and the elegant flower itself is depicted in vivid colour. The scene is set with leaves and water expressed in Togidashi Maki-e, giving the whole a rich, evocative depth. In addition, the Taka Maki-e dragonfly motif on the neck adds a further special touch to this one of a kind fountain pen. A two-colored Rhodium accented 18 carat gold nib, and a piston-style converter guarantee the finest writing quality and long life. The pen is presented in a luxurious lacquer gift box, with a traditional Kisotsuishu lacquer ware lid. This lid is decorated with the same dragonfly and lotus motifs floating on numerous colored layers of lacquer, which have been polished to reveal a pattern that implies the sparkling surface of water. What’s more, the pen comes with an original ink bottle, to complete this exquisite set. We are sure the 2013 Namiki limited edition “Kachimushi” will be loved by collectors around the world for years to come.