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Namiki Wind God Thunder God Limited Edition
Power of Universe
Namiki Wind God Thunder God Limited Edition was the first attempt of Namiki in 1997 after the success of the Yukari size Namiki White Tiger Limited Edition in 1996 to assess interest in the [caption id="attachment_3849" align="alignleft" width="310"] Namiki Thunder God Striking the Hammer[/caption] luxury pen market. It was during the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 when the Emperor size Namiki Wind God Thunder God Limited Edition was made and sold at a relative high price at that time. The Emperor size Namiki Wind God Thunder God Limited Edition pen is fitted with an imposing Jumbo 50 18kt gold nib and coupled with the Emperor size pen itself is truly a majestic pen when holding in one's hand. 90 pieces of Emperor size pens were made of which there were 3 main artists from the astute Kokokai 國光會 who were involved in this special limited edition. Leading by Kyusai Yoshida久齋, Hyakusen Murata 百川 and Yasunori Sakamoto 康則.
Wind God & Thunder God motif alias "Fujin Raijin"風神雷神 was first painted by Tawaraya Sōtatsu 俵屋 宗達 in the Edo Period and was popularized in many daily products used by Japanese till today. It shows the surging Wind God in taka-makie carrying with Him the streak of wind in his hands made in Silver maki-e while the Thunder God in taka-makie. The background is decorated artistically with gold dust and togidashi maki-e to create the beginning of rain to come. The creative use of silver as the wind is an ingenious thought of the mak-e artists to illustrate wind because silver oxidizes and changes to grey colour like wind. The two deities with one on the cap and the other at the barrel focusing their powess at the centre of the pen creates strong dynamism on this majestic writing instrument. Each Namiki Wind God Thunder God Limited Edition is presented in a beautifully crafted wood box engraved with the two deities on the box cover and a bottle of ink. The box comes with a special key to keep this treasured pen. View this pen at Elephant & Coral or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.