Nakaya Bengasa Gungyo-ku

An exceptional work of hand-carved Chinkin art, the Nakaya Bangasa Gungyo-ku requires a year or more to be produced. Each pen is furnished with your choice of 14k solid gold nib.

Our complimentary nib tuning adjusts pressure and ink flow to your personal preferences, and our exclusive nib customizations can add to the character and expressiveness of your writing on the page. We are an authorized Nakaya dealer.




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Based on a well-known work by the innovative mid-Edo period artist Jakuchu Ito, the motif of the Nakaya Bangasa Gungyo-ku stretches the boundaries of what is usually considered possible in hand-carved Chinkin technique. Up to a year is required for a skilled Maki-e artist in the traditional craft center of Wajima on the west coast of Japan to complete each pen.

The Bangasa is Nakaya's flat-topped 17mm diameter model, used only for special works of extremely advanced Maki-e art such as this - please note that it is not made available for standard solid color or Tame-nuri finishes, or even for most Maki-e motifs. Not just a beautiful work of art in its own right, this is also a highly practical every day writing instrument - the pen can fill using any bottled fountain pen ink when fitted with the provided converter, and can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges.

This Nakaya pen ships in a special softwood presentation box with kanji-style script. A fabric pen kimono and starter pack of ink cartridges is included along with the converter. Collectors wishing to have the pen unmodified may request this in their notes during check-out.




Measurements & Specifications

Cap Type Threaded
Postable Not Postable
Cartridge Capacity 1.5 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Ink Capacity 1.5 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
To order this pen with personalizations such as roll stoppers, zogan inlays, and custom kanji calligraphy, please click here.
Minimum production time for personalized pens is usually four to six months, and a nonrefundable sixty percent deposit is required.
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