Nakaya Portable Cigar Karasu Kite and Crow

With its snow-covered branches and striking black crows, the Nakaya Portable Cigar Karasu Kite and Crow fountain pen pays homage to Yosa Buson's masterpiece "Kite and Crow" from the Edo period in Japan.

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The Nakaya Portable Cigar Karasu Kite and Crow fountain pen is handcrafted from ebonite and Urushi lacquer, and comes standard with your choice of solid gold single-tone 14k nib in your choice of tipping size.

Nakaya utilizes Yakou Maki-e technique in order to create a visual and textural masterpiece. The smooth and slender Portable model serves as a canvas for the detailed artwork.

Like all Nakaya Urushi pens, the Karasu Kite and Crow is made of hand-turned ebonite hard rubber in Nakaya's Tokyo workshop, then sent to the Wajima region in western Japan for Maki-e work and finishing with Urushi lacquer. Using Yakou Maki-e technique, black lacquer is painted over the Aka-tamenuri base to create the crows, while silver powder is layered to emulate snow-covered branches.

When you hold the writing instrument you can feel the raised texture of the black lacquer and silver powder, as if nature is truly coming to life. 

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.

These 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and 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. The Portable Cigar Karasu Kite and Crow comes in a larger than standard size box with brown ribbon to store the pen in luxury.


Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, 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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