The Platinum Izumo Iro Urushi Fountain Pen - Budou Nezu is part of a series of unique Izumo pens that is designed with minimal embellishments in order to highlight the luster and colors of the pigmented iro urushi lacquer. The metal parts such as the nib and clip all have a colorless rhodium finish which allows the unique color of the pen body to shine through. Skilled craftsmen then create a unique smooth texture on the barrel and cap by polishing the lacquer until no brush marks remain. The Izumo Iro Urushi combines traditional techniques with a sleek, modern feel.
Budou Nezu was a popular color from the mid-Edo to the early Showa period, where it became known as "aristocratic gray" for its elegant hue. The color was often used for kimonos in ukiyo-e woodblock prints.
- Style: Budou Nezu (Gray Wine Red)
- New Izumo Rhodium plated 18K gold nib
- Rhodium plated beryllium copper clip
- Includes a converter, cartridge, and 30ml bottle of Platinum blue-black ink
- Comes in a cushioned wooden box with a pen pouch
- Replacement cartridges available
- Note that this pen is recommended not to be posted
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- Weight (capped): 34.3g
- Length (capped): 154.0mm
- Max Diameter: 18mm
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.