Taccia Miyabi Bon-Bori Stardust Raden Fountain Pen - Aurora Glimmer. Iridescent pieces of abalone shell are inlaid in a ripple across black urushi lacquer, evoking a stunning light display in the night sky.
The Miyabi Bon-Bori Collection was created in honor of Taccia's 20th anniversary and is inspired by the Hinamatsuri festival, a Shinto holiday that is one of five seasonal festivals in Japan and takes place annually on March 3. Hinamatsuri is also known as Doll's Day or Girl's Day, and the pens in this collection celebrate femininity, joy, prosperity, and health. The five designs are elegant and beautifully balanced; each features uncolored abalone shells that are carefully cut and hand-painted or foiled with gold and silver, then applied to the pen's ebonite body and sealed with many polished layers of urushi lacquer for a smooth, glossy finish. Each design in the Bon-Bori Collection is limited to 20 pieces worldwide, with every pen individually numbered.
Each fountain pen is made by hand in Taccia's urushi studio on Wajima, Japan, using traditional inlay techniques enhanced with precious metals and lacquer. To blend the old with the new, each fountain pen comes fitted with an 18k gold nib made by Sailor in Japan along with an individually polished ebonite barrel. Each series is limited and signed by the maki-e artisan who created it, truly emphasizing the tradition of craftsmanship.
The Taccia Pen Company was founded on the core belief that pens should be affordable, stylish, and well-built. Taccia strives to develop and produce pens that cater to all walks of life and occasions.