I wanted to share with you the Sailor LE "Koi-no-Takinobori". It has only been released in Europe.
It is the first pen in a series of four, limited to 28 pcs each worldwide. The theme is "Waterfalls and Nature". Launched in september only a few pcs are left. The #3 is the last one available for 2016 in the SFPG. A few more are to be expected in 2017. Pictures never do justice to a maki-e. This pen is beautiful and shiny in silver and gold on a black background. On the cap the waterfall is "splashing" down in a dynamic way. The Koi reaching to the top stands out in a raised reliëf. On the body you discover a Koi in a "see through" way under the water. The flowers painted on this pen are three of the seven autumn flowers famous in Japan : hagi, omiaeshi and kikyo. Beautiful work of art.
It is a clipless KOP and comes in a wooden box. The Artist is Ikki Moroiki.