Danitrio Densho Toki Maki-e by Okazaki

With its sleekly rounded shape and large surface area, the Danitrio Densho Toki Maki-e fountain pen provides the perfect showcase for the skilled maki-e work of artist Koichiro Okazaki.

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Densho collection pens are furnished with the 18k Danitrio #6 nib.

"Toki" refers to the Japanese Crested Ibis, a bird once abundant in Japan but now on the verge of extinction.

  Covered with a veil of pinkish-white feathers, this bird is a Japanese treasure.
Here Okazaki portrays the bird amongst a habitat of grass and water.


The Danitrio Densho Toki Maki-e fountain pen is a pen that fits comfortably in larger hands. As an eyedrop filler it has a generous ink capacity.  

Take a closer look at the beautifully detailed Maki-e work on this fountain pen.
The Toki bird (at left) uses #7 gold powder for the Tsukegaki technique whereby fine maki-e lines are drawn on top of a maki-e background.
This technique truly brings texture and depth to the bird's feathers.
Beige and red Urushi are used for the bird's body as well.

At right you can see the water ripples and grass created using both gradation and Tsukegaki techniques. Set against a rich black Urushi background, the wildlife portrayed in gold comes to life in stark contrast. The detailed maki-e extends all the way to the pen's cap where gold reeds seem to reach the cloud-filled sky.

Artist Koichiro Okazaki learnt Maki-e from a master and was recognized with Kao (an authorized monogram) at Omote School in 1991 by Kuda Munenori of Sado (tea ceremony).

His works have been accepted by the National Art Exhibition each year since then. At left you can see his signature "Kogaku" in gold kanji.

The design on the face of the Danitrio nib started with the image of Kohai, a halo often painted on the back of Buddhist statues. 

This idea came from one of Danitrio's maki-e artists, Mr. Kenji Yamamoto. In Japanese Buddhism, fierce gods are often seen with a "flaming wheel" on their back, and the design is an off-shoot from this.

Unless requested otherwise, each pen you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships.

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 6"
Posted Length 6.7"
Barrel Length 4.4"
Barrel Diameter 0.6"
Section Diameter 0.5"
Ink Capacity 3 ml
Filling System Eyedropper
Cap Type Threaded
Clip With Clip
Postable Postable With Caution
Pen Weight 29.3 g
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