This is my first Namiki Nippon Art series pen. I like my Pilot Seirei-nuri pen so much I went for the Namiki branded sibling in the Nippon Art Golden Pheasant. This pen is billed as being hira maki-e and is produced, and is signed by the Pilot/Namiki workshop. For the price somehow I doubt this is 100% hand done, but it does not really matter. It is an urushi craft, I like the big beautiful design, and it writes very nicely indeed. The writing experience is very similar to the preternaturally perfect Seirei-nuri but the Namiki comes with a CON-70 converter and a Namiki branded nib. Otherwise, at heart it is essentially identical to the Pilot. FWIW I purchased the pen from Pilot's Amazon listing for a good price and Prime shipping.
Medium nib writes and unvarying line the first time every time with just slightly more ink flow than is absolutely necessary. Luxury is about getting more than you need and in this case lux is a pen that just writes a beautiful line.
Felt in the cap for safe posting (?). I don't post urushi pens.
Will see about getting more pens from the series.