Otsukimi Fountain Pen

Wancher Otsukimi is a special fountain pen that beautifully expresses the image of clear autumn night sky adorned with the radiant full moon. The 21K gold nib ensures a comfortable and memorable writing experience. We affectionately refer to it as "Otsukimi," a nod to the moon's 15-night journey from new moon to full brightness.

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Origin of Otsukimi

During the long autumn night, there is Japanese traditional custom to watch and admire the beauty of moon called "Otsukimi". The activity involves watching the full moon while scribbling Haiku (Japanese Poetry). At such moments, the fountain pen you'd want to use is the Otsukimi Fountain Pen.

'Otsukimi' finds its origins in the ancient Chinese 'Mid-Autumn Festival.' It was a tradition of the Heian aristocracy, an occasion for revelry in the presence of the full moon, marked by feasts, the composition of waka poetry, the enjoyment of traditional music, and the graceful movements of dance. These sophisticated gatherings is traceable in literary works such as 'The Pillow Book' and 'The Tale of Genji,' are both products of the Heian period.

Meanwhile for the Edo period, 'Otsukimi' became intertwined with ceremonies celebrating the autumn harvest and venerating ancestors, eventually ingraining itself as a custom among common folk. However, the long autumn nights can often stir a touch of nostalgia. Whether it be through crafting tanka and haiku, maintaining a journal, penning letters, or even weaving essays and novels, Otsukimi fountain pen is ready to inspire your writing journey.

The color of the moon

We've carefully selected a soft, golden hue to capture the brilliance of moonlight and the serene ambiance of a full moon night, adorning both the top and body ends of our fountain pen. This pale, moon-kissed shade evokes a sense of "moon-color," reminiscent of the enchanting moment when the moon begins its ascent. This choice pays homage to the timeless beauty of the mid-autumn moon, a source of inspiration for countless poems spanning from the Manyoshu (anthology of ancient Japanese poem) period to the present day.

Pen of inspiration

The Otsukimi fountain pen, with its smooth 21K gold broad nib, is a fountain pen that we encourage everyone, even those unfamiliar with fountain pens to try. Its elegant design and effortless writing make it perfect for enjoying poetry, expressing gratitude or updates in letters, and preserving precious memories. It's also a great addition to any collection.

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Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International
Otsukimi Fountain Pen - Wancherpen International

Otsukimi Fountain Pen

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Overview

Wancher Otsukimi is a special fountain pen that beautifully expresses the image of clear autumn night sky adorned with the radiant full moon.
The 21K gold nib ensures a comfortable and memorable writing experience.
We affectionately refer to it as "Otsukimi," a nod to the moon's 15-night journey from new moon to full brightness.

The color of the moon

We've carefully selected a soft, golden hue to capture the brilliance of moonlight and the serene ambiance of a full moon night, adorning both the top and body ends of our fountain pen.

This pale, moon-kissed shade evokes a sense of "moon color," reminiscent of the enchanting moment when the moon begins its ascent. This choice pays homage to the timeless beauty of the mid-autumn moon, a source of inspiration for countless poems spanning from the Manyoshu (anthology of ancient Japanese poem) period to the present day.

Origin of Otsukimi

During the long autumn night, there is a Japanese traditional custom to watch and admire the beauty of the moon called "Otsukimi". The activity involves watching the full moon while scribbling Haiku (Japanese Poetry). At such moments, the fountain pen you'd want to use is the Otsukimi Fountain Pen.

'Otsukimi' finds its origins in the ancient Chinese 'Mid-Autumn Festival.' It was a tradition of the Heian aristocracy, an occasion for revelry in the presence of the full moon, marked by feasts, the composition of waka poetry, the enjoyment of traditional music, and the graceful movements of dance. These sophisticated gatherings are traceable in literary works such as 'The Pillow Book' and 'The Tale of Genji,' which are both products of the Heian period.

Meanwhile for the Edo period, 'Otsukimi' became intertwined with ceremonies celebrating the autumn harvest and venerating ancestors, eventually ingraining itself as a custom among common folk. However, the long autumn nights can often stir a touch of nostalgia. Whether it be through crafting tanka and haiku, maintaining a journal, penning letters, or even weaving essays and novels, the Otsukimi fountain pen is ready to inspire your writing journey.

Made in Japan

All processes from pen nib to body are manufactured and processed in Japan

Fountain Pen of poetry 

The Otsukimi fountain pen, with its smooth 21K gold broad nib, is a fountain pen that we encourage everyone, even those unfamiliar with fountain pens to try. Its elegant design and effortless writing make it perfect for enjoying poetry, expressing gratitude or updates in letters, and preserving precious memories. It's also a great addition to any collection.

Specifications

Material & art: PMMA Resin
Filling mechanism: Converter or Cartridge
Nib: 21K gold
Feed: Plastic
Length: 128.5 mm (closed), 149 mm (posted)
Diameter: 13 mm/18 mm
Weight: 22 g

Attached accessories: Gift box, instruction manual, cartridge, converter

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Currently we are not able to ship to some places:
* India
* North Korea
* Russia
* Mexico (only Japan Post shipping is available)

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING FEE


Your orders will be shipped using Japan Post (Standard) or DHL (Express) with shipping fee specified as follows:
The order amount below is the Total Order Amount after applying discount. Track your order here:

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Standard (5~20 days):  10.00 USD

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ORDER BETWEEN 300 ~ 500 USD

Standard (5~20 days):  FREE

Express  (4~10 days): 25.00 USD

ORDER FROM 500 USD

Standard (5~20 days): FREE

Express (4~10 days): FREE

HANDLING TIME

1. Handling time for orders with in-stock items is 3-5 business days.
* NOTICE: HANDLING TIME FOR ORDERS WITH 18K GOLD NIBS IS UP TO 10 BUSINESS DAYS.
* For return and service cases, the repairing time for Wancher 18K Gold Nibs is up to 3~4 business weeks.

2. Delivery time varies by destination. It might also be prolonged upon special request of customization.

3. Orders which are placed during weekend or national holidays will be processed on the following business day.

4. The expected shipping date for pre-order items will be different from the normal orders of in-stock items. Please refer to product page or our notification email for a shipping update of your pre-order.
*If your cart contain both in-stock and pre-order items, the shipment will depend on the estimated delivery date of pre-order item. For separate shipment, please contact us for further assistance.

CUSTOMS DUTY/TAX CHARGES

All Wancher products are shipped from Japan and will be declared at the actual value of your order. Please be noticed that you are responsible for all customs and import fees when the parcel reached the destination country. We will not be responsible for any customs and import fees charged.

Since customs duty varies from country to country, the customs and import fee might be different depending on your shipping address. Please check with your country's regulations to calculate the fees.

If your parcel is returned to us because you fail to pay the customs duty, you can choose to have it reshipped (and pay for the shipping again) or cancel the whole order. For the latter option, we can refund your purchased products except for the shipping fee.

Please contact us email at info@wancher.com or through Live Chat for prepaid custom option and/or inquiry about possible fee.

FREE GIFT BAG

All purchases at www.wancherpen.com are presented with Wancher's original packaging. We believe that you will love to receive your items in the most beautiful form so there will be a gift bag attached to your package.
In order to ensure that your item always reaches you with no damage during the shipping, some packing material may still be included inside the box.

Should you have any question regarding the shipping, please feel free to contact us here or send emails to info@wancher.com.

STATIONERY & WRITING INSTRUMENTS

Your WANCHER® writing instrument has been manufactured with scrupulous workmanship and finest quality materials. Our production method includes numerous quality controls applied to every step of the creation of the product. The strict quality control ensures that the product you have chosen will be as functional as it is beautiful.
Your WANCHER® writing instrument is guaranteed for one year from the date of original purchase against defects in materials or workmanship*.
If found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use anytime within the warranty period, your WANCHER® product will be repaired or replaced free of charge.

*Items must be returned before proceeding with any repair, replacement or refund.

*Products priced under $100 is not eligible for warranty.

This warranty does not cover:

-Routine maintenance or damage resulting from the failure to maintain the product in accordance with instructions provided by WANCHER

-Ordinary wear and tear arising from use of the product, or damage caused from accidents, misuse, abuse, unauthorized service and the use of refills or inks which doesn’t meet the instruction.

-The variations in texture and/or color of some certain natural materials, such as: wood, Ebonite, coating, lacquer, etc. These are not defects, but rather natural attributes which bring beauty and uniqueness to each product.

If you have purchased your Wancher® product from a retailer and feel the item has a manufacturer's defect, please contact your retailer and return them to the place of purchase.

Should you have any question, please feel free to contact us at info@wancher.com.

LEATHER GOODS

Subject to applicable conditions and exclusions, leather goods are protected from the original date of purchase by a six-month limited warranty (proof of purchase required). If the leather good proves to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use anytime within the warranty period, we will repair or replace the item free of charge with same or comparable product. Defective leather goods will not be returned to customer.

The variations in color and texture are the prized characteristics of beautiful tanned leather. Over time, the leather will acquire a patina and may also darken due to the oils from your skin and direct sunlight, further enhancing the natural look of your handbag or small leather item. Please refer to our Product Care Guidelines for further information on caring for your handbag or small leather item.

Conditions and Exclusions:

-The warranty does not cover damages arising from dye transference, accidents or misuse, or from any alteration, service or repair performed by any party other than Wancher Inc.
-If you have purchased your Wancher® product from a retailer and feel the item has a manufacturer's defect, please contact your retailer and return them to the place of purchase.
-Wancher Inc. does not offer a guarantee or repair service on merchandise purchased from an off-priced retailer or unauthorized retailer.
-Should you have any question, please feel free to contact us at info@wancher.com

Free Returns and Exchanges

Wancher is committed to making your shopping experience a success. If you are not 100% satisfied with your online purchase, we will happily accept returns for a full refund or exchange any Wancher products purchased on the website for up to 30 days following delivery.

Proof of purchase or packing slip invoice is required for reimbursement of the full purchase price. In all cases, refunds will be made in the form of the original payment.

In case that the return product is not a damaged or defective item and/or because of personal reasons/preferences, we will deduct the original shipping fee and 10% re-stocking fee from the refund payment.

Returns and exchanges are subject to the following terms and conditions:

-Product must be returned in a new and unused state, in perfect condition with the Wancher original box or package, including all accessories and documents (if applicable). Wancher will not accept any return if the product shows signs of wear, or has been used or altered from its original condition in any way.

-Personalized products cannot returned to Wancher for exchange or refund.

-Writing instruments that have been inked, as well as bottles and refills that have been opened, cannot be returned to Wancher.

-If you have received free items as part of your order, they must be returned with the products unless you receive different instruction from our representatives.

-All returns will be subject to strict quality control by Wancher to ensure that the returned products satisfy these requirements. If the products do not meet the quality control standards, Wancher will refuse the return, and send back the products to the customer or recipient after informing the customer about the case. If the returned product satisfies the quality control standards, Wancher will process the applicable refund or exchange as soon as possible.

-Product is not from AS IS Sale collection

Should you have any question, please feel free to contact us at info@wancher.com.

- All writing samples in our Nib comparison are tested with Plastic feed. The Ebonite feed will have a wetter ink flow and a more consistent line width.

- Compared to Jowo Stainless Steel, Wancher 18K Gold and 21K Gold has a finer writing point, with a comparatively one-size smaller line width than Jowo or other European nibs.

For further details on Wancher Nib, please visit the Nib Guide page HERE.

Jowo Stainless Steel 

From April 2022, the design of Jowo Stainless Steel Nib will be gradually altered, yet there will be no change with the Wancher logo on all nibs.

 

Wancher Sunset Matama Stainless Steel

Sunset Matama Stainless Steel is Wancher in-house Semi-flex Hard nib with Japanese Fine size.

The nibs are only available with Plastic Feed.

For more details about nib design and specifications, please visit HERE

Wancher 18K Gold

18K nibs are only available with plastic feeds.

 

Wancher 21K Gold

The Wancher 21K Gold nib is only available for Wancher Exclusive Design models.

Schmidt Stainless Steel

 

Glass Nib

 

Wancher Kunisaki Glass Dip Pen

Kunisaki Glass Dip Pen has a tipping size between Fine and Medium nib size (European standard size). The nib writes smoothly on any kinds of paper that is compatible with fountain pens and glass pens.

 

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