Nakaya Portable Cigar Hannya Shinkyo Aka-tamenuri

Dressed in classic reddish-red Aka-tamenuri and finished with a detailed representation of the Buddhist Heart Sutra, the Nakaya Portable Cigar Hannya Shinkyo fountain pen pays homage to this highly regarded sacred text. As time goes by the Urushi lacquer will become more transparent and the characters will become brighter.

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The Nakaya Portable Cigar Hannya Shinkyo fountain pen is handcrafted from ebonite and Urushi lacquer. This slender, streamlined model is the perfect canvas to showcase the script of the Hannya Shinkyo. 

The Heart Sutra has been translated many times and exists in many forms. It is more than a thousand years old and has been chanted daily by monks in many Asian countries. This Sutra makes use of contradictions that belie achievement in favor of understanding. Of Buddhist texts the Heart Sutra is most highly regarded. The is the text that challenges the existence of form and of time. Beautifully executed with excellent attention to detail, the amber calligraphy used here is active and full of life.




Nakaya 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex. Nakaya pens can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter, and can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.

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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