Nakaya Naka-ai Cigar Housoge Shu Charcoal
The base color of the pen is bright red "Shu" and line is black (charcoal). An artist engraves a motif by Wajima unique "Chinkin" technique on the lacquer surface. After that, an artist imbeds "Sumi"(charcoal) to the lines.
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Swirls of vines and flowers dance along the entire length of the cap and barrel. The Housoge floral pattern has its origins in the Tenpyo period, 729-749 CE, during which time Buddhism was becoming an officially recognized state religion in Japan. The Housoge represents an idealized hybrid "flower in paradise" as envisioned by the Pure Land Buddhism of the period.
The pen can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter. Nakaya pens can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available. A gold clip allows you to easily affix this writing instrument to a shirt pocket, with its intricate design showing just enough to pique others' curiosity.
Measurements & Specifications
|Cartridge Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Converter Capacity||0.5 ml|
|Ink Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Pen Weight||23.8 g|