Nakaya Portable Cigar Fox with Harvest Moon

One of the most lyrically beautiful Maki-e designs yet created by Nakaya, the Fox with Harvest Moon fountain pen utilizes a masterful combination of Tame-sukashi and Yakou Maki-e techniques. The applications of subdued colors reinforce the quiet reflection of the fox observing the harvest moon.


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In Tame-Sukashi technique, layers of clear, smooth Urushi lacquer are applied over this painted motif - it is similar to Tame-Nuri technique, in which lacquer is applied over a solid color. So, in time and with normal wear, the underlying imagery will become more prominent.

The moon, fox, and its footprints are created using Tame-sukashi technique, and layers of Shu urushi are also utilized so that the body of the fox rises in very slight low relief over the surface of the barrel. Sprinkles of silver powder are used to detail the mane of the fox.

Very fine Yakou Maki-e work is used to create the effect of the dark black grass against the urushi background. The attention to detail in each aspect of this design makes this a particularly memorable and evocative fountain pen.

The Nakaya Cigar Portable Fox with Harvest Moon fountain pen can be furnished with any of the standard range of Nakaya 14k single-tone nibs in your choice of tipping size. Plated and two-tone nibs are also available at a premium cost. 

These 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.

Nakaya pens ship in a solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script and lined with decorative rice paper. A fabric pen kimono and starter box of Platinum brand cartridges are also included, making this pen a lovely presentation item. Sensible and elegant packaging has long been a hallmark of the Nakaya brand.

Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully inspected, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships. 

Measurements & Specifications

Cap Type Threaded
Closed Length 5.9"
Postable Postable With Caution
Posted Length 6.5"
Barrel Length 4.2"
Section Diameter 0.4"
Cartridge Capacity 1.5 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Ink Capacity 1.5 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Pen Weight 21.9 g
Barrel Diameter 0.6
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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