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Sailor Koi No Takinobori Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Sailor Koi No Takinobori Limited Edition Fountain Pen, in celebration of this legend on May 5th every year Japanese families will fly carp streamers in the wind for ‘Kodomo no Hi’ –Children’s Day festival. The streamers represent the sending of one’s children into the wide world to achieve success through determination.
Ancient Japanese folklore tells of the very determined Koi Carp striving to reach the top of the rapids of the river. The Koi Carp refused to give up and struggled on and finally reached the top of the falls. The Gods approved of the continued efforts of this heroic achievement and transformed the Carp into an eternal golden dragon.
Koi carp evoke images of energy, power, and courage and are symbolic of perseverance and endurance in overcoming adversity and finally achieving one’s goals in life.
Shape and materials:
KOP Ebonite base with maki-e decoration
Converter & Cartridge type
Duo tone 21K Gold nib
Individually numbered – 28 pieces worldwide
About Sailor Pen Japan
Sailor Pen Japan was founded in 1911 by Kyugoro Sakata, an engineer from the historic naval port of Hiroshima in Japan, who was introduced to a Fountain Pen brought from England by a sailor friend. He was determined to produce a finely crafted Japanese writing instrument with the highest specification and writing experience.
The company was named Sailor Pen with the aspiration of expanding this homegrown name, Sailor Pen, internationally like the voyages of a Sailor.
Sailor Pen became the first company to produce Fountain Pens for the domestic Japanese market and it is credited to be one of the oldest established pen companies in Japan. Sailor Pen has continued to maintain its heritage of quality and technical excellence over more than a 100 years since then.
Today, Sailor Pens are remembered by any avid fountain pen users as the gold standard in Japanese fountain pen nib making from its late nib artisan, Nagahara Nobuyoshi 長原宣義. Many nib designs by Sailor Pen are hotly sought after by collectors for its extraordinary writing ability like the Sailor Concorde nib which allows one to write in both fine nib and brush strokes font style on just one fountain pen nib by turning it upside down.
Sailor Pen is also well known for making Japanese makie fountain pens which are usually made by master Japanese artisans in Kaga 加賀 makie style. Notable Sailor Limited Edition fountain pens made to commemorate its 100th Anniversary in Arita, Sailor Limited Edition Noto Nogoro Fountain pens and Nagahara Nobuyoshi’s Retirement Pens are just some of the many popular fountain pens made by the Japanese pen manufacturer based in Hiroshima.