The unique charm of Japanese lacquers: the Kaga Maki-e technique
Nib: 18k Fine
Condition: New old stock
Filling: Comes /w Squeeze fill converter and cartridges
* after 20 years these original cartridges might be dry. Modern Sailor cartridges will fit and are still available
Maki-e, (蒔 絵, literally sparkling painting) is the art of decorating lacquered wood objects with colored powders (mainly in gold or silver). Although the use of lacquer tree resin to create a paint to be applied to objects is already known in China and Japan as far back as 7000 BC, the technique in question developed about 400 years ago in the Yamanaka hot spring region (present day city of Kaga), giving rise to the tradition known as Yamanaka Maki-e.