True Maki-e - 蒔絵
True Maki-e - 蒔絵
True Maki-e - 蒔絵
True Maki-e - 蒔絵
True Maki-e - 蒔絵

True Maki-e - 蒔絵

TESTIMONIALS

EST. DELIVERY: January 2019

Dream Pen - 夢万年筆
A true Ebonite fountain pen with true values of Japanese traditional arts.
With a great fountain pen, you can write many beautiful things and amazing ideas. And from there, many good things are believed to come.
We hope that with our Dream Pen, many dreams will be written about and become true.
Material: Ebonite
Ebonite is a great material made from natural rubber with a durable, warm and luxurious feel for handwriting. Ebonite was originally used to make fountain pens in the early 20th century. However, due to its complexity in production, it was later abandoned by most manufacturers in favour of various plastics, which were easier to work with.
Today, as a homage to traditional pen manufacturing, we are honored to restore Ebonite as the material of all of our pens.
Traditional Urushi
Urushi lacquer is applied with a brush to an object by hand of a traditional craftsman. After the careful application of many layers of Urushi and ornamentation, Urushi brings great protection for the art piece as it makes the object able to withstand erosion from water, acids, alcohol, and changes in weather conditions.
Each creation of Urushi art piece requires a lot of time and skills. And you can feel the dedication of an artisan when you touch and feel the quality of the final product.

Maki-e is regarded as one the highest-grade Urushi techniques which adds more artistic decorations to Urushi lacquerware by sprinkling gold an/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.

With Maki-e, the body of a fountain pen becomes a beautiful picture with three-dimensional impression.

Please enjoy the look of your fountain pen as it is beautiful from any angle.

 

Sakura Cherry Blossom

In 2012, for the 100th anniversary of the "cherry tree donation" to the United States by Japan to commemorate the friendship between two countries, we collaborated with Bexley America to introduce our Sakura Maki-e for the first time with only 10 pieces worldwide. 

For our Dream Pen Kickstarter project, we decided to bring back the Sakura Maki-e. Made by the hands of artisans in Wajima, we would like to send you our Sakura with love and appreciation.

Nib
We are confident you will have the best writing experience with our fountain pens.
The True Urushi comes in #6 14k Gold Nib.
Available in: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad.
    Feed
    A smooth nib needs a good feed to write the best. Therefore, to make sure the best ink flow with your fountain pen, we chose Ebonite feed.
    Available in: Black and Red.
    Filling Mechanism
    The most convenient and easy-to-clean system: Converter and Cartridge.
    The fountain pen comes in a traditional and minimal design with the Cigar shape.
    Our pens are designed to have the perfect weight and balance in your hand. So your writing will always be in maximum comfort.
    Compact Air-tight Cap
    We know you hate dried-out ink problems.
    That's why we would like to bring you our compact air-tight cap mechanism. A simple but secure closure.
    For your best experience with our Dream Pen, we would like to bring you these 2 add-ons:
    Roll Stopper
    Exceptionally beautiful roll-stopper crafted from Silver. A perfect ornamentation for your beautiful Ebonite, Urushi and Maki-e writing art pieces.
    Pen Pillow
    Rest your beautiful fountain pen on a beautiful pillow.
    Crafted by hands of skillful craftsmen, the art-piece is lacquered wood with traditional Raden mother of pearl.

    Traditional Japanese Wooden Box + Pen Kimono + Instructional Materials + Certificate + Converter + Cartridge

    Dream Pen

    Dream Pen - 夢万年筆
    A true Ebonite fountain pen with true values of Japanese traditional arts.
    With a great fountain pen, you can write many beautiful things and amazing ideas. And from there, many good things are believed to come.
    We hope that with our Dream Pen, many dreams will be written about and become true.
    Material: Ebonite
    Ebonite is a great material made from natural rubber with a durable, warm and luxurious feel for handwriting. Ebonite was originally used to make fountain pens in the early 20th century. However, due to its complexity in production, it was later abandoned by most manufacturers in favour of various plastics, which were easier to work with.
    Today, as a homage to traditional pen manufacturing, we are honored to restore Ebonite as the material of all of our pens.
    Traditional Urushi
    Urushi lacquer is applied with a brush to an object by hand of a traditional craftsman. After the careful application of many layers of Urushi and ornamentation, Urushi brings great protection for the art piece as it makes the object able to withstand erosion from water, acids, alcohol, and changes in weather conditions.
    Each creation of Urushi art piece requires a lot of time and skills. And you can feel the dedication of an artisan when you touch and feel the quality of the final product.

    True Maki-e

    Maki-e is regarded as one the highest-grade Urushi techniques which adds more artistic decorations to Urushi lacquerware by sprinkling gold an/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.

    With Maki-e, the body of a fountain pen becomes a beautiful picture with three-dimensional impression.

    Please enjoy the look of your fountain pen as it is beautiful from any angle.

     

    Sakura Cherry Blossom

    In 2012, for the 100th anniversary of the "cherry tree donation" to the United States by Japan to commemorate the friendship between two countries, we collaborated with Bexley America to introduce our Sakura Maki-e for the first time with only 10 pieces worldwide. 

    For our Dream Pen Kickstarter project, we decided to bring back the Sakura Maki-e. Made by the hands of artisans in Wajima, we would like to send you our Sakura with love and appreciation.

    Writing

    Nib
    We are confident you will have the best writing experience with our fountain pens.
    The True Urushi comes in #6 14k Gold Nib.
    Available in: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad.
      Feed
      A smooth nib needs a good feed to write the best. Therefore, to make sure the best ink flow with your fountain pen, we chose Ebonite feed.
      Available in: Black and Red.
      Filling Mechanism
      The most convenient and easy-to-clean system: Converter and Cartridge.

      Size & Shape

      The fountain pen comes in a traditional and minimal design with the Cigar shape.
      Our pens are designed to have the perfect weight and balance in your hand. So your writing will always be in maximum comfort.
      Compact Air-tight Cap
      We know you hate dried-out ink problems.
      That's why we would like to bring you our compact air-tight cap mechanism. A simple but secure closure.

      Add-Ons

      For your best experience with our Dream Pen, we would like to bring you these 2 add-ons:
      Roll Stopper
      Exceptionally beautiful roll-stopper crafted from Silver. A perfect ornamentation for your beautiful Ebonite, Urushi and Maki-e writing art pieces.
      Pen Pillow
      Rest your beautiful fountain pen on a beautiful pillow.
      Crafted by hands of skillful craftsmen, the art-piece is lacquered wood with traditional Raden mother of pearl.

      Packaging

      Traditional Japanese Wooden Box + Pen Kimono + Instructional Materials + Certificate + Converter + Cartridge