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#1 kpfeifle

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 00:20

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So my adventures into Japanese pens have got me looking at Maki-e. Don't have the huge bucks to go for something really high end (but its fun looking). I was thinking of maybe getting a Nakaya Assending Dragon, but a quick look at the Danitrio webite and found pens N-160 & N-161 on the Takumi page that I quite like. Anybody here have either of those pens?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 00:46

Welcome to the world of maki-e! I do have a takumi but it's the N-162 Ryuusui ni Sakura. I think it's a wonderful full-sized pen (despite being one of the smallest in their range). The art work on it is superb. The stream lines are raised to give it a bit of texture and the egg shells used to form the petals fit perfectly with each other like a mosaic almost. It is my first danitrio and one of my first maki-e pens too. :)

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:12

Thank you Calligraphy, any pictures you could share? The ones on the Danitiro website are kind of limited...
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:45

Here are some close up of the N-162

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Just love those quail egg shells
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:07

Beautiful! Thanks a lot Kevin
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:11

I also own the N-162 pen, in fact it's my most recent purchase and also my all time favourite pen. I mentioned it here and photographed it with my other purchases from this year, which provides a useful size comparison.

Danitrio maki-e work is fantastic IMO and you wouldn't regret the purchase.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:23

I also own the N-162 pen, in fact it's my most recent purchase and also my all time favourite pen. I mentioned it here and photographed it with my other purchases from this year, which provides a useful size comparison.

Danitrio maki-e work is fantastic IMO and you wouldn't regret the purchase.


Oh wow, I'm glad to meet another person with the ryuusui ni sakura pen! Our pens are siblings! You've got some marvellous pictures! I especially like how the raden in the centre of the sakura came out green in that picture! I can never get such beautiful close up shots (maybe it's because I'm using my phone camera).

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 18:15

Thanks Calligraphy, I very much appreciate your kind compliment about my photography and how lucky we both are eh?

It's great to find someone else to owns one and it would be fascinating to know how many of these lovely pens have been made.

All best wishes

Malc
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