Namiki Nippon Art Golden Pheasant

The Nippon Art Collection Golden Pheasant offers an affordable introduction to the world of Maki-e pens. This hand-finished pen utilizes Hira-maki-e technique, in which gold dust and other metallic powders are sprinkled onto rich dark lacquer.

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The Namiki Nippon Art Golden Pheasant utilizes gold powder Hira Maki-e technique created by artisans of the Kokkokai Maki-e workshop and is provided with your choice of #10 solid gold 14k nib.

The Nippon Art Golden Pheasant captures the sudden flurry of a pair of pheasants at take off. The background is filled with a flutter of heart-shaped particles raised by the beating wings.

The silver pheasant seen on the cap is pointed down, with its long tapered tail feathers spread out around the cap. The pheasant on the barrel, which we see as the male, is rising up. He is a much more colorful bird and we assume is rising to meet the female on the cap. Because the cap and barrel have a single start thread, the two birds always align beak to beak when the cap is screwed onto the barrel. The effect is one of motion, an instant of surprise and a meeting of winged creatures.

Each of these pens exploits the Hira-maki-e technique, a process where very fine gold dust and pigment is sprinkled over wet lacquer. The deep black lacquer background forms a base for these applied colors.


The artist's signature in calligraphic kanji script.

Nippon Art pens are supplied with the larger size CON-70 converter, giving these pens an ink capacity rivaling that of many piston-fillers.

This is a slender and lightweight writing instrument that will fit comfortably in most hands. The rounded shape is simple yet elegant.


The Namiki #10 solid gold 14k nib is inscribed with the silhouette of Mt. Fuji as well as the Namiki pentagon logo.

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


The Namiki Nippon Art Golden Pheasant fountain pen arrives in a traditional soft wood gift box lined with crimson velvet and comes with outer box and papers.

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.6"
Posted Length 6.2"
Barrel Length 4.3"
Barrel Diameter 0.5"
Section Diameter 0.4"
Ink Capacity 0.9 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Cap Type Threaded
Clip With Clip
Cartridge Capacity 0.6 ml
Converter Capacity 0.9 ml
Postable Postable With Caution
Pen Weight 19.6 g
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