Sailor Limited Edition Hannyashinkyo Gold Plated Fountain Pen
"Hannyashinkyo"is one of the main doctrines of Buddhism, which was originally formed in India and adapted into Japanese. It is called "Mahayana Buddhism". Mahayana Buddhism was formed as a new version of Buddhism in the First Century AD. It is the extension of the original "Theravada" Buddhism and was intended to appeal to a much wider population. It was intended to allow the general people to join in with the central Buddhist principles without requiring the deep meditation of Monastic life, which "Theravedä"originally demanded. This was not seen to be the creation of a new religion but as a recovery of the original teachings for the ordinary citizen.
The original text of "Hannyashinkyo" is written in Tibetan Sanskrit text. It was translated by a Priest into Chinese. It is known as "Hannyashinkyo"in Japanese. This is condensed into 266 characters of the "Heart Sutra", which appear on the pen itself.
The Sanskrit characters engraved on the pen "Hannyashinkyo"signify Spiritual Power for which the Buddhist Scriptures are well known. The scriptures are used for many purposes such as Praying for the Souls of the dead, wish good luck, and also in "moral Unification" through great wisdom and perception. Characters showing the special "Five Tathgata of Wisdom" (Gochi Nyorai) are also engraved on the nib and the cap ring.
The Sailor Limited Edition Hannyashinkyo Gold Plated Fountain Pen is only limited to 200 pieces worldwide. The Sailor Limited Edition Hannyashinkyo Gold Plated Fountain Pen is in 925 Sterling Silver with 24K Gold Plating and fitted with the famous "Naginata Togi"nib.
About Sailor Pens
Sailor Pens 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.