Nakaya Naka-ai Writer Kikyo
Designed by Nakaya master pen designer Shinichi Yoshida in collaboration with Classic Fountain Pen's John Mottishaw, the Naka-ai, with its peaked ends and tapered body, combines many of Nakaya’s most distinctive design features as well as the classic deep blue (kikyo) color in a single model. "Naka-ai" has the meaning of middle or in-between, and brings to mind the Middle Way of Buddhist practice with its emphasis on balance, integrity, and centeredness. Appropriately enough, the Naka-ai occupies a midway position between Nakaya's smaller Piccolo series pens and the longer Deskpen.
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As Urushi is a natural substance, variations in hue are to be expected from batch to batch - no two pens will ever be exactly alike. The pen imaged here is on the darker side of the spectrum for a Kikyo, but will lighten in time as the Urushi lacquer matures.
The Naka-ai can be filled with bottled ink using the provided converter. Nakaya pens can also use Platinum brand high quality ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.
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