Namiki Yukari Maki-e Fountain Pen - Tanuki. Tanuki, Japanese Raccoon Dog, are said to be talisman because they bring prosperity and good luck. These legendary
creatures are significant in Japanese folklore, art and sculptures throughout history and is reputed to be mischievous and joyful. Tanuki are an important figure to business owners because Tanuki welcome prosperity with the figure’s 8 essential attributes, which are called the “8 blessings.”
- Straw hat (protects from hard times),
- Striking moon eyes (attentiveness to customers),
- Happy face (joyful life & friendly customer service),
- Round belly (calm & thoughtful decision making),
- Flask of sake (virtue),
- Accounting ledger (confidence & conviction),
- Impressive tail (balance & strength),
- Large scrotum (financial luck).
The Limited Edition Namiki fountain pens are made in limited quantity every year. Tanuki will only have 300 pieces available worldwide. Each pen is carefully crafted and engraved with the traditional Namiki number and artisan signature. Designed
and produced by the celebrated artisan group Kokkokai (國光會), Tanuki comes with a #10 18 karat gold nib with rhodium accents that features the customary Mount Fuji illustration.