Hand-crafted by artist:  朝比奈 礼 (Asahina Aya)

The concept of 季映 Kiei

With the help of nature, Wancher is proud to present to you Kiei nuri – Season Reflection technique.
The Kiei nuri technique is considering a new Urushi lacquer art technique, originally invented and developed by our artisans at Wancher, which has taken us three years to be able to complete. 

Inspired by the beauty of nature in Japan through four seasons, our artists depict the scenes of nature with the combination of Japanese natural leaves, flowers, and natural Urushi (Shizen Urushi 自然漆). Hence the name of the technique 季映塗り、with 季 (“ki”) means seasons, 映 (“ei”) means reflection, and 塗り (“nuri”) means lacquering.  

The concept of Kiei nuri Urushi technique is enclosed with the message towards the beauty of nature and the brightness of life. While seasons change, the leaves change from pale color to green, then reddish-brown of autumn leaves and falling leaves. Looking at this transition, we feel the breath of our life with strength and freshness. Each tree grows and blooms at its peak, as we need to live our life to the fullest.

With Kiei nuri technique, after the lifetime of each tree ends, its strength will not disappear but will continue to live in the art and deliver a meaningful message to the receiver of the art.
With the help of nature, Wancher is proud to present to you Kiei nuri – Season Reflection technique. 

季映塗り Kieinuri Technique

The whole process is done by hand. Each pen and each piece of flower petal is carefully selected and treated one by one by our artisans, only the qualified ones will be chosen for the Kiei nuri.

The process of Kiei nuri consists of 5 steps which are
・Preliminary preparation
・Base Urushi coating
・Flower petals applying
・Gold powder sprinkling
・Matt Urushi coating

However, depending on the elements that are used for the design, this process might be a little different each time. 

At first, the well-shaped and brightly-colored petals are selected. These are then left to dry naturally in a strict condition that doesn't make the color of flowers change.

When the flower petals are ready, they are then dyed with gold powder to prepare for the applying process.

In the meantime, we apply on the pen body with multiple layers of Urushi lacquer to reflect the scene of nature on the pen body.  

It is then allowed to dry and after that, the flower petal will be applied on with transparent Urushi.  

Finally, other multiple layers of Matt Urushi are applied. In order to honor the purest beauty of Japanese nature which has both smoothness and roughness, our artists keep the arts as natural as they are by applying Matt Urushi with Nurippanashi technique (the technique which does not require polishing step).

The Matt Urushi also has the job of protecting the flower as well. When you touch the body of each pen, you will feel the leaf, flower as well as a naturally rough surface of Japanese Matt Urushi with some uneven dots.

*Please do not mistake this artistic purpose with defects.

「夜桜」季映 - Yozakura Kiei

"A dazzling Yozakura scenery on Dream Pen."

Quantity of Yozakura fountain pen is limited
and it will not be available again in the next season!

ESTIMATED DELIVERY: July - August 2020

This edition is inspired by the beautiful scenery of Sakura at night, in Japanese it is called 夜桜 (Yozakura) or night cherry blossom. Under the illumination, Sakura just sparkles like magic and if you are amazed by the Sakura scenery during the daytime, the Yozakura is something even more spectacular than that. With Yozakura Kiei Nuri, a combination of Urushi lacquer, gold power, and real Sakura petals is used to illustrate the festive atmosphere delivered by the dazzling Yozakura event.

季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
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季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro - Wancherpen International

季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Kuro

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季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Akatame - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Akatame - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Akatame - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Akatame - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Akatame - Wancherpen International
季映 Kiei Urushi - Yozakura - Akatame - Wancherpen International
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