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Namiki Nippon Art Ukiyo-e Shobei Odera Fountain Pen
The Namiki Nippon Art Ukiyo-e Shobei Odera Fountain Pen is fascinated by artists and writers of Europe and USA, the wood block prints dated back to the Edo period are reproduced in single motif on this pen. The themes of these paintings range from female beauties, kabuki actors and samurai, to scenes from history and folk tales. Recommended for a man who is a performing art lover and can be purchased in a set of 5 motifs. The Nippon Art Collection takes traditional Japanese and auspicious subjects known the world over, and has them drawn on a black lacquered background in Hira Maki-e ( Flat Maki-e). The shiny black of the lacquer, along with the overflowing vibrancy from each work makes it a sight to behold.
Namiki is the surname of Ryosuke Namiki, the founder of the Pilot, named Namiki Manufacturing Company until 1938 when it became Pilot Pen Co., Ltd.. The brand name Namiki came to fame in the early 20th Century when Dunhill retailed in the west the Maki-e pens produced by Pilot under the brand Dunhill-Namiki. This partnership has continued to the present day (occasionally Namiki makes a Limited Edition for Dunhill) although Namiki has always been owned by Pilot. The premium Namiki ranges include the Emperor Collection, Yukari Royale, and Yukari Collection, and this is the brand used by Pilot to sell their the high valued Maki-e pens worldwide.