Similar to Tame-Sukashi, a technique that involves creating a painted motif under layers of clear smooth Urushi lacquer, with the Yakou Maki-e the motif itself is painted in black Urushi over a Tame-Nuri base, an effect clearly visible here.
The compact Piccolo Writer model is a perfect size and shape for this composition. If you look closely you will see small paw prints have been painted along the gripping section to give the illusion of a cat tracking paw prints across the pen.
The artist uses Tame-Sukashi technique to paint the moon in striking reddish orange, ensuring that it will increase in brightness over time. Paw prints on the gripping section and the featured cat are made using the Yakou Maki-e technique whereby the images are painted in black Urushi over an Aka-tamenuri base.
This elegant design is transformative. We have preserved the Japanese syntax of the title because it so clearly captures the essence of this pen.
The brighter underlayer of the Aka-tamenuri base will reveal itself even more with time and use, but can already be seen breaking through along the edges of the end cap.
Decorative rice paper, a simple solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script, and a fabric pen "kimono" are all included with this pen, making it a lovely presentation item. Sensible and elegant packaging has long been a hallmark of the Nakaya brand.
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Minimum production time for personalized pens is usually four to six months, and a nonrefundable sixty percent deposit is required.