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Japan Kiei Urushi Fountain Pen With Real Leaf Veins, Gold Powder

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#1 TaizoOkagaki

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 05:05

Hello friends, how are you?

Please allow me to share with an Urushi technique for fountain pen that I have been working on last three years.
It is called 季映塗り or Kieinuri (季映is pronounced /ki ei/ which means seasons reflection)
It is real leaf on Urushi and then gold powder and then matt Urushi. The process is double what it takes with making Urushi.

 

In the second picture you can see the leaf veins after steaming and pounding process.

Left is Camelia Japonica (さざんか)and right is Holly Olive (ひいらぎ)

This is just one third way. Next is to dye with gold powder and continue with urushi coating to put on the pen.

 

I would really appreciate any of your thought about this.

Thank you very much!

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#2 avlisyar

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 09:32

:puddle:



#3 OmegaMountain

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 09:35

Beautiful work thus far!

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#4 jar

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 14:05

Interesting.


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#5 Grayspoole

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 14:27

Very, very beautiful, understated, and elegant.

#6 langere

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 14:32

It is gorgeous.

 

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#7 GardenWeasel

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 16:35

Intriguing. The more I look at it, the more I like it! A soft EF nib would be nice too. Hint-hint. :)
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Posted 16 December 2019 - 17:27

These are gorgeous, absolutely love them.  I also very much like the "worn look" pen color, with brighter accent colors around edges and more bark-like texture with variations elsewhere.


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 17:46

These are gorgeous, absolutely love them.  I also very much like the "worn look" pen color, with brighter accent colors around edges and more bark-like texture with variations elsewhere.

Totally Agree, I love the colors and the Leaf technique is very special!



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Posted 16 December 2019 - 18:09

Very nicely done.  Beautiful.



#11 Lloyd

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 18:56

Intriguing. The more I look at it, the more I like it! A soft EF nib would be nice too. Hint-hint. :)

+1 :wub:


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#12 jandrese

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 01:52

Very beautiful and unique. The finish on the pen and the leaf is harmonious. 



#13 jchch1950

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 07:40

Nice finish for a memorable pen. :)



#14 OmegaMountain

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 07:42

I'm curious - did you do work for Wancher? They just sold a series of pens with the same technique.

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 10:38

Oh my, is it Taizo yourself?

 

I saw these pens on IG and your web mail. Very intersting. :)

 

I wonder if the leaves are durable. Are the leavess coated well ? I'm afraid I may ruin the leaves while inserting pens to or getting them out from the pen pouch.



#16 TaizoOkagaki

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 00:39

I'm curious - did you do work for Wancher? They just sold a series of pens with the same technique.

Thanks for asking. Yes, Wancher is actually my life now haha



#17 TaizoOkagaki

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 00:43

Oh my, is it Taizo yourself?

 

I saw these pens on IG and your web mail. Very intersting. :)

 

I wonder if the leaves are durable. Are the leavess coated well ? I'm afraid I may ruin the leaves while inserting pens to or getting them out from the pen pouch.

Interesting question and thank you for the compliment.

I coated these leaves with gold powder. Then put it on the pen body using natural urushi. After it's dried, we then polish and coat with many other layers of matt urushi. This is to make sure that the leaf isn't affected while the pen is being used.



#18 clear1

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 02:21

Interesting question and thank you for the compliment.

I coated these leaves with gold powder. Then put it on the pen body using natural urushi. After it's dried, we then polish and coat with many other layers of matt urushi. This is to make sure that the leaf isn't affected while the pen is being used.

Great! That sounds assuring. Thank you! :)



#19 OmegaMountain

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 07:44

Thanks for asking. Yes, Wancher is actually my life now haha


I thought perhaps. I wish I was in a position to buy one before they sold out because it is truly beautiful work. Hopefully I'll get another chance in the future.

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 14:29

very tempting







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