Sailor Limited Edition Autumn Under The Stars Fountain Pen
Autumn is beginning in the Northern Hemisphere. The constellation of Ursa Major now appears to be lumbering along the horizon and towards the East we see the classic "W" formation of the constellation of Cassiopeia (The Queen) apparently climbing high into the North East of the Milky Way which bisects the Autumn early evening sky. Between the two constallations sits the North Star - Polaris, the brightest star of the neighbouring constellation Ursa Minor.
Human Kind has always had a fascination for the Stars and the Heavenly Constellations. The Four Seasons have also attracted much interest in all cultures.
Maki-e artist Ikki Moroike has combined the Landscapes and Skyscpaes at night to create a special Limited Edition collection of maki-e Fountain pens depicting the most famous constellations visible in the Night skies of each of the Four Seasons.
Inspiration for Sailor Limited Edition Autumn Under The Stars Fountain Pen was drawn from the Japanese artistic movement known as "Shin Hanga" or "New Etching" which took place between 1910-1940. The most beautiful prints called "Shiki-e" (landscapes images according to the Seasons) which are adaptations of the original woodblock artwork.
Only 28 pieces of Sailor Limited Edition Autumn Under The Stars Fountain Pen are made worldwide and each pen is fitted with Sailor's iconic 21kt solid gold nib.
About Sailor Pen Japan
Sailor Pen Japan was founded in 1911by 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 home grown name, Sailor Pen, internationally like the voyages of a Sailor.
Sailor Pen became the first company to produce Fountain Pens for 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.