Nakaya Portable Cigar Enjoying The Moon Cat
With its whimsical and evocative design, the Nakaya Portable Cigar Yakou Maki-e 'Enjoying the Moon Cat' is based on a sketch by a Nakaya customer who loved cats. The slim and slender Portable Cigar model is a perfect size and shape for this composition.
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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.
A black cat painted in Yakou Maki-e technique gazes up contemplatively at the moon, as does a smaller mouse depicted by the cat's side. However this evocative fountain pen represents more than simply a cat, a mouse, and the moon. This pen embodies the sense of appreciation that a passive observer can have for the natural world. The Yakou Maki-e technique adds texture to the critters, bringing them to life.
The Nakaya Piccolo Cigar 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.
14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.
Measurements & Specifications
|Postable||Postable With Caution|
|Cartridge Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Converter Capacity||0.5 ml|
|Ink Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Pen Weight||21.9 g|