Platinum Izumo Urushi Fountain Pen - Raden Galaxy.
The Raden maki-e artform involves the placement of hand-carved and hand-laid abalone shells into carved materials. Traditionally and even today, in China, Japan and across many East Asian cultures, Raden techniques have been applied to many objects such as furniture and fine objects. With Raden pens, tiny pieces of carved abalone shell have been inlaid in to the pen and then finished with hand-lacquered and hand-polished urushi technique. The Raden Stripe design features small pieces of Raden varying shapes along the midpoint of pen barrel. The abalone shells inlaid along the pen barrel beautifully reflect light in stunning ways. As you rotate the pen and light bounces off each shell piece, it appears as if the pen is changing colors as you rotate the pen.
A craftsman sprinkled “ao-gai”(blue sea shells) over the whole body of the pen
to illustrate the stars in the night sky.
- Style: Raden Galaxy
- 18k gold Platinum President nib with rhodium-plated accents
- Gold detailing on pen
- Wooden cushioned box includes pen, cartridge, converter, cloth carrying case, scroll of washi writing paper
- Replacement cartridges available
- Compatible with Platinum converters
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About Izumo Series:
Shunichi Nakata, the founder of Platinum Pen, launched the Izumo series in 2010 with the help of local craftsmen and the cooperation of officials from Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. The name was chosen to acknowledge the birthplace of the founder, also known as Izumo-no-kuni and renowned for its production of high quality washi paper for fountain pens. Each Izumo pen is made from ebonite and coated in layers and layers of hand-applied urushi lacquer, representing the pinnacle of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.