The 2016 new Namiki Emperor Maki-e Maneki-Neko is now available!
The Limited Edition is decorated by Masaru Hayashi, a Japanese artisan, using the Maki-e technique.
On the decorations we can find a Maneki-neko, a dressed cat with a lifted paw which symbolizes fortune, good luck and is used as a talisman to keep houses safe. This symbol is created using the Taka Maki-e technique.
The fountain pen also features other symbols such as a Senryo-bako, which was used for many years to store gold coins, a mallet of luck and a pine, bamboo and plum tree. All of these figures which adorn the cat's background are created using the Togidashi Maki-e technique.
A finish in golden lavish gives the final touch to this amazing masterpiece.
With only 99 pieces worldwide, this fountain pen has a 18K solid gold nib available in F, M and B nibs.
The fountain pen comes in a Limited Edition packaging replicating the original Senryo-nako. This gift box includes a Limited Edition numbered plate, shaped as one of the golden coins drawn on the fountain pen and a Oh-iri-bukuro with a five-yen coin. Lastly, the trees which were drawn on the fountain pen's body are also featured in the ink bottle's cap.
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Enjoy some pictures of this masterpiece below!