Being born from the aspiration to be connected and peaceful like the World Tree in many mythologies, Sekai Urushi is the second edition in Sekai Collection which embraces the idea of connecting the world by arts.
Japanese Traditional Urushi
Aizu Urushi is one of the oldest and most famous lacquerware in Japan. Originated from Aizu - a region of heavy snowfalls, Aizu Urushi has a history of over 9000 years. Each Sekai fountain pen is hand-painted with Suki-Urushi (translucent) using Nurippanashi technique by skillful craftsmen in Aizu who possesses many years of experience.
With many layers of urushi applied, after a long period of 6 months, 1 year or more, your fountain pen will become glossier and unveil the beautiful texture of natural wood.
Tsugaru Urushi refers to lacquerware made in Tsugaru - a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Being known as one of the most skill-intensive Urushi technique, Tsugaru-nuri is sophisticated yet stunningly beautiful with its unusual finish.
Sekai Tsugaru fountain pen is crafted with Kara-nuri - a high-quality Tsugaru-nuri technique that illustrates distinctive speckled patterns created by four to six different Urushi color lacquers. With this technique, many layers of different Urushi are applied unevenly to wooden or ebonite surface. After a long period of 3-4 months when Urushi lacquer is dry, artisans will start polishing to even the surface. The final finish will then become smoothly glossy and show the mottled patterns. The whole process takes 6-7 months and is totally done by hands.
Precious Wood Base
The base materials of the Sekai fountain pen have been carefully selected from natural precious woods from all over the world
Special Gift Box
Filling mechanism: Converter or Cartridge (European International Standard)
Nib: #6 Jowo stainless steel, Wancher 18K gold
Feed: Plastic, ebonite black, ebonite red
Diameter: 13.2 mm
Length: 140.1 mm (cap closed), 164.4 mm (cap posted)
Weight: 23 g
Prices shown below are for stainless steel nib option but you can upgrade to 18K gold nib in the product listing.