Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen
Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro Fountain Pen - Wancher Pen

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Hirota Urushi - Tsuishitsu Nuri - Kuro

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Estimated Delivery: February 2021

彫漆 (Choushitsu) means "Carved Urushi" - a technique in which many layers of different Urushi are coated and then carved to reveal the underneath Urushi layers. This requires up to more than hundreds of layers of Urushi and takes even years to create.

Hirota Urushi/Maki-e is the Japanese traditional Urushi/Maki-e arts hand-crafted by master Hirota Yoko (廣田洋子). Master Hirota's artworks are unique in designs and techniques which are hard to find among common Urushi lacquerwares.

There are 5 main techniques normally used in master Hirota's art:

- 布目堆漆塗 (Nunome Tsuishitsu Nuri) - Cloth-textured Urushi Lacquering

- 彫漆 (Choushitsu) - Carved Urushi

- 金箔 (Kinpaku) - Gold Leaf

- 唐塗 (Kara Nuri) - Tang Urushi Coating

- 乾漆沈金 (Kanshitsu Chinkin) - Dried Lacquer Gold Engraving

Fountain pens from Hirota collection are handmade one by one and require years to create. Therefore, each design is limited to only 1-3 pieces.

With a great interest in traditional handmade crafts since elementary school, master Hirota decided to choose this path and developed a strong passion for Japanese Urushi-making traditions. Master Hirota now has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in making Urushi and Maki-e.

Hirota's artwork focus on the stylish minimalism and durability of the objects. Either it's a pair of chopsticks that serve everyday meals or it's an ornament used in the palace, it must last long and express aesthetics of Japan's art.

Background of master Yoko Hirota:

1988: Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design

1991: Completed research course at Kagawa Prefecture Urushi Art Institute; Selected for Japan Traditional Lacquer Art Exhibition

1993: Graduated from Kagawa Prefecture Urushi Art Institute; Fukuoka Art Exhibition First Prize

1994: Fukuoka Art Exhibition Board of Education Award; Selected for Japan Industrial Arts Association Western Art Exhibition

1995: Selected for Japanese Traditional Crafts Exhibition; Western Crafts Exhibition Urasoe Mayor's Award

1996: Buzen City Cultural Merit Award

1997: Seibu Crafts Exhibition Award of Mayor of Urasoe

1998: Fukuoka Art Exhibition West Japan Newspaper Award

1999: Became a member of Fukuoka Art Association; Certificated as a regular member of Japan Crafts Association

2004: OAB Oita Asahi Broadcasting Award at Western Crafts Exhibition

2005: Oita Mayor's Award at Western Crafts Exhibition

2006: Solo Exhibition at Buddha Museum

2008: Western Traditional Craft Exhibition Asahi Welfare Culture Corporation Award

Material & art: Ebonite, Urushi

Filling mechanism: Converter or Cartridge (European International Standard)

Nib: #6 Jowo stainless steel, Wancher 18K gold

Feed: Plastic, ebonite black, ebonite red

Compact air-tight cap: Preven dried-out ink problem

Traditional Japanese Wooden Box + Cartridge & Converter + Instructional Materials

COVID-19 Updates:

Currently, our team are still working and our online shop is accepting orders as normal. Your orders will be shipped using Japan Post. However, due to COVID-19, Japan Post is suspending services to some countries. If your shipping address belongs to those countries in the list, we will offer DHL shipping with reasonable rates only available at Wancherpen.com.

Please check out shipping rates as follow (you will also be able to see shipping fee applied to your order during checkout):

1. Japan Post Worldwide Shipping

*Except these countries

Order less than $300
  • Standard (5~20 days): $10.00

  • Express (4~10 days): $25.00

Order between $300 - $500
  • Standard (5~20 days): FREE
  • Express (4~10 days): $25.00
Order from $500
  • Standard (5~20 days): FREE
  • Express (4~10 days): FREE
Special Notice

Due to Japan Postal Service restriction, the only shipping service for the country/area listed below is Express Shipping. We are very sorry for any inconveniences and thank you for your kind understanding.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Greece
  • India
  • Israel
  • Mexico
2. DHL Express Worldwide Shipping

*Applied to countries that cannot be shipped with Japan Post

2.1 United States, China
  • Order less than $500: from $25

  • Order from $500: FREE
2.2 Other countries
Asia & Oceania
  • Order less than $500: from $35

  • Order from $500: FREE
Europe
  • Order less than $500: from $45

  • Order from $500: FREE
Rest of the world
  • Order less than $750: from $80

  • Order from $750: FREE

    Please note orders which are placed during weekend or national holidays will be processed on the following business day. Handling time for each order is 2-4 days.

    Delivery varies by destination. It might also be prolonged upon special request of customization or pre-order.

    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.

    *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 5% 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.

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

    彫漆 - Choushitsu

    彫漆 (Choushitsu) means "Carved Urushi" - a technique in which many layers of different Urushi are coated and then carved to reveal the underneath Urushi layers. This requires up to more than hundreds of layers of Urushi and takes even years to create.

    Hirota Urushi, Maki-e

    Hirota Urushi/Maki-e is the Japanese traditional Urushi/Maki-e arts hand-crafted by master Hirota Yoko (廣田洋子). Master Hirota's artworks are unique in designs and techniques which are hard to find among common Urushi lacquerwares.

    There are 5 main techniques normally used in master Hirota's art:

    - 布目堆漆塗 (Nunome Tsuishitsu Nuri) - Cloth-textured Urushi Lacquering

    - 彫漆 (Choushitsu) - Carved Urushi

    - 金箔 (Kinpaku) - Gold Leaf

    - 唐塗 (Kara Nuri) - Tang Urushi Coating

    - 乾漆沈金 (Kanshitsu Chinkin) - Dried Lacquer Gold Engraving

    Fountain pens from Hirota collection are handmade one by one and require years to create. Therefore, each design is limited to only 1-3 pieces.

    About Master Hirota Yoko

    With a great interest in traditional handmade crafts since elementary school, master Hirota decided to choose this path and developed a strong passion for Japanese Urushi-making traditions. Master Hirota now has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in making Urushi and Maki-e.

    Hirota's artwork focus on the stylish minimalism and durability of the objects. Either it's a pair of chopsticks that serve everyday meals or it's an ornament used in the palace, it must last long and express aesthetics of Japan's art.

    Background of master Yoko Hirota:

    1988: Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design

    1991: Completed research course at Kagawa Prefecture Urushi Art Institute; Selected for Japan Traditional Lacquer Art Exhibition

    1993: Graduated from Kagawa Prefecture Urushi Art Institute; Fukuoka Art Exhibition First Prize

    1994: Fukuoka Art Exhibition Board of Education Award; Selected for Japan Industrial Arts Association Western Art Exhibition

    1995: Selected for Japanese Traditional Crafts Exhibition; Western Crafts Exhibition Urasoe Mayor's Award

    1996: Buzen City Cultural Merit Award

    1997: Seibu Crafts Exhibition Award of Mayor of Urasoe

    1998: Fukuoka Art Exhibition West Japan Newspaper Award

    1999: Became a member of Fukuoka Art Association; Certificated as a regular member of Japan Crafts Association

    2004: OAB Oita Asahi Broadcasting Award at Western Crafts Exhibition

    2005: Oita Mayor's Award at Western Crafts Exhibition

    2006: Solo Exhibition at Buddha Museum

    2008: Western Traditional Craft Exhibition Asahi Welfare Culture Corporation Award

    Specifications

    Material & art: Ebonite, Urushi

    Filling mechanism: Converter or Cartridge (European International Standard)

    Nib: #6 Jowo stainless steel, Wancher 18K gold

    Feed: Plastic, ebonite black, ebonite red

    Compact air-tight cap: Preven dried-out ink problem

    Size & Shape

    Packaging

    Traditional Japanese Wooden Box + Cartridge & Converter + Instructional Materials

    Shipping

    COVID-19 Updates:

    Currently, our team are still working and our online shop is accepting orders as normal. Your orders will be shipped using Japan Post. However, due to COVID-19, Japan Post is suspending services to some countries. If your shipping address belongs to those countries in the list, we will offer DHL shipping with reasonable rates only available at Wancherpen.com.

    Please check out shipping rates as follow (you will also be able to see shipping fee applied to your order during checkout):

    1. Japan Post Worldwide Shipping

    *Except these countries

    Order less than $300
    • Standard (5~20 days): $10.00

    • Express (4~10 days): $25.00

    Order between $300 - $500
    • Standard (5~20 days): FREE
    • Express (4~10 days): $25.00
    Order from $500
    • Standard (5~20 days): FREE
    • Express (4~10 days): FREE
    Special Notice

    Due to Japan Postal Service restriction, the only shipping service for the country/area listed below is Express Shipping. We are very sorry for any inconveniences and thank you for your kind understanding.

    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Greece
    • India
    • Israel
    • Mexico
    2. DHL Express Worldwide Shipping

    *Applied to countries that cannot be shipped with Japan Post

    2.1 United States, China
    • Order less than $500: from $25

    • Order from $500: FREE
    2.2 Other countries
    Asia & Oceania
    • Order less than $500: from $35

    • Order from $500: FREE
    Europe
    • Order less than $500: from $45

    • Order from $500: FREE
    Rest of the world
    • Order less than $750: from $80

    • Order from $750: FREE

      Please note orders which are placed during weekend or national holidays will be processed on the following business day. Handling time for each order is 2-4 days.

      Delivery varies by destination. It might also be prolonged upon special request of customization or pre-order.

      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.

      Warranty & Returns

      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.

      *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 5% 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.

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


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