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Japanese Word
English Translation
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Aka-tamenuri
Reddish red Varied color where more red shows than Kuro tamenuri
Arai Wash, as in laundry A lighter color than the base as in Araishu, lighter red = orange-red "Wash, as in laundry, faded" this is a general descriptive prefix.
Araishu Orange-Red Solid color
Heki-tamenuri
Brown over Green Varied color where the green comes through under the brown.
Housoge "Housoge" is a flower, a blossom in the paradise. A flower pattern of Chinese Tang Dynasty and Japanese Tempyo period.
Ishi-me Kan-shitsu Stone finish (textured)
Ishi = Stone
Increases the grip, available in black and other colors.
Kikyo Blue. Kikyo is inspired by the Chinese Bellflower. Solid color
Kuro Black Solid color
Kuro-tamenuri
Blackish red Varied color where the red comes through under the black
Midori Dark Green Solid color
Raden Abalone inlay Used as decorative element
Shobu "Shobu" is a Purple Japanese flower. Solid color
Shu Red (polished) Solid Color
Urushi Natural tree lacquer Becomes more translucent over time. (pronounced "oo-roo-shee") Urushi should be protected from prolonged sunlight, its only enemy.
Zogan Decorative insert on section Diamond shape insert available in Silver (White sea shell).
Zogan Decorative insert on section Diamond shape insert available in Gold (24K).
 
The art of Urushi (Lacquerware) originated in the Jomon period (ca. 12,000 B.C. - ca. 400 B.C.) and is recognized worldwide as a distinctively Japanese traditional craft. And has attracted worldwide attention in recent times. "Wajima-nuri" is the most famous lacquerware producing city in Japan. The Nakaya original Wajima nuri fountain pen is carefully coated with several layers of urushi lacquer.
These links below are a great explanation of the process from the point of view of a pen person.

http://www.stutler.cc/pens/wajima/

http://www.stutler.cc/pens/wajima/urushi.html

 
 
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