Danitrio Hyotan Shu-dame

The curvaceous Hyotan is a full-size pen utilizing a convenient cartridge-converter system. Dark red Shu-dame Tame-nuri provides a lustrous surface for the curvaceous Danitrio Hyotan. Many Hyotan owners find that the undulating shape of this pen makes it the most comfortable in the hand of any writing instrument they have ever used.

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In Tame-Nuri technique, semi-transparent amber-colored urushi is painted over a base color. As the natural urushi matures, the outer layer becomes more transparent and the underlying color shows through more brightly.

 The pen can be filled with any bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter, and can also use standard international-size Pelikan ink cartridges.

This pen has been hand-finished by a skilled Maki-e artist using multiple layers of natural Urushi lacquer.
Each pen is unique - no two, even in the same color finish, will ever be exactly alike.

As with most Danitrio pens, the artist has signed the pen in kanji script. The red mark below is a traditional craft signature used by skilled artisans.

The design on the face of the Danitrio nib started with the image of Kohai (光背), a halo often painted on the back of Buddhist statues.  This was the idea of 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.

Hyotan collection pens are furnished with the 18k Danitrio #6 nib, available in Soft and Standard tipping sizes.

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

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.8"
Barrel Length 4.3"
Barrel Diameter 0.8"
Ink Capacity 1.3 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Cap Type Threaded
Clip No Clip
Cartridge Capacity 1.3 ml
Converter Capacity 0.7 ml
Postable Not Postable
Pen Weight 35.5 g
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