Maki-e is regarded as one of the highest-grade Urushi techniques which
adds more artistic decorations to Urushi lacquerware by sprinkling gold and/or silver powder. The contrast between the warm moist skin touch of the Urushi lacquer and the cold feeling of gold and silver creates a marvelous harmony of the maki-e.
Premium fountain pens from Rising Sun collection are created with such techniques. They are not only writing instruments but also pieces of art that represent Japanese traditional values, cultures, and craftsmanship.