September 20, 2017

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THE IZUMO FOUNTAIN PEN

SUMIKO TAKA MAKI-E

THE “SHIKKOKU CHIKURINGUNKOZU”

TIGER IN BAMBOO FOREST 

 

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Shunichi Nakata, the founder of Platinum Pen, launched the Izumo series in 2010 with the help of local craftsmen and the cooperation of officials from Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. The name was chosen to acknowledge the birthplace of the founder. We are now launching “Shikkoku Chikuringunkozu” (tiger in the bamboo forest), adding to our Izumo series shikkoku collection, following last year’s release of “Kurikara-ken.”

Gunkozu is a panel painting, believed to be the work of Tanyu Kano, in which tigers in a bamboo forest are drawn dynamically and with a unique style. On this fountain pen, a tiger with crossed front legs emerging from the bamboo forest is used as a motif.
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The illustration is drawn over the jet-black matte body with sumikoage taka maki-e technique, using charcoal powder, called shoen, in several layers to provide a three-dimensional look. The shadow produced by the height of the charcoal powder layers gives depth to the image, so as the barrel catches the light, the illustration is enhanced.

It is a fountain pen that embodies refined Japanese traditional craftwork, as the image of the tiger becomes glossier the more it is used.

Tiger Symbolism in Japan…

Originally the tiger was presented, through images and books, as one of the Four Divine Beasts from China. It was considered a legendary creature since it was never seen in Japan. Due to its powerful image, the tiger has been favored by warriors since ancient times as a symbol of strength. Its likeness was also featured as decoration on buildings and armor.

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THE TIGER IN BAMBOO FOREST WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FROM AUTHORIZED DEALERS.

 


KURIKARA-KEN

IN THE  IZUMO SERIES  

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The image of “Kurikara Ryu-o” swallowing a huge sword is expressed
on the body through taka maki-e technique using charcoal powder —

Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.  has launched the “Kurikara-Ken,” a new fountain pen produced using sumiko taka maki-e technique, from its Izumo brand, created through the most advanced techniques.

Unlike the general taka maki-e*1 technique used in lacquer products, the sumiko taka maki-e technique used to express the image of Kurikara Ryu-o (the dragon) swallowing a huge sword involves a number of processes as the sumiko (charcoal powder) is applied several times to raise the area.

*1 Taka maki-e: Oil smoke is mixed into a transparent urushi lacquer to enhance thickness. Then, gold and silver powders are sprinkled over the raised section.

The image of Kurikara Ryu-o (the dragon): A technique called sumikoage, in which fine charcoal powders are applied several times to create a three-dimensional effect is used. Then, lustrous roiro urushi lacquer is applied over the matte-finished black urushi lacquer to express the facial expression. This technique, which requires a high skill to illustrate Kurikara Ryu-o dragon against the matte background, allows users to enjoy the changes as the face of the dragon becomes glossier throughout time and regular use.

The image of the huge sword: Black lacquer is applied over the silver parts raised using taka maki-e and the surface is polished to make it stand out. The overwhelming contrast between the dragon and the sword as well as the very detailed finish give volume to the body design thus providing an unparalleled presence to the product.

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“Taka maki-e, “Kurikara-Ken”Izumo fountain pen”

 

Product number: PIZ-120000K
●Body color: ♯1 Kurikara-Ken
●Size: 154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ×18mm (max. diameter), average weight 33.7 g
●Specifications: Barrel, cap (sumiko taka maki-e on ebonite body)
Clip (beryllium copper on matte ruthenium finish)
Grip (AS resin)
Nib: 18k gold wide (ruthenium finish) / Fine, Medium, Broad
●Accessories: Ink bottle (30cc)
one cartridge ink
converter (exclusive for Kurikara-Ken)
pen pouch
exclusive box made of paulownia wood

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PRODUCT CODE: # PIZ-120000K #9

NIB SIZES AVAILABLE:  FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD


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Bombay Black Wood

The name Tagayasan comes from the meaning of that which is as hard as a ‘Sword of Iron’. Its origin sword began in Asia. It is used for furniture, interior decoration wood, stick, wooden sword because of the very hard wood. To prevent any change in the wood, we dry this wood for 20 days to remove the water in the wood. The craftsmen finish and grind these wood parts by hand. The warmth of the wood feels quite good in your hand.

PIZ-50000T #20 BOMBAY BLACKWOOD (TAGAYASAN) 18kt GOLD NIBS AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM AND BROAD.

PIZ-50000T #20 BOMBAY BLACKWOOD ( TAGAYASAN) SHOWN WITH CAP

 

PIZ-50000T-#21 BOMBAY BLACK WOOD GLOSS (TAGAYASAN) 18 kt. GOLD NIB AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD.

 

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THE ART AND HISTORY OF URUSHI

The history of Urushi lacquer goes back to the Stone Age.

The timeless art of Urushi has for centuries has brought to life the intricate depth of Japanese history and culture.

‘NURI(Urushi coating) has many coating techniques. Tamenuri (Urushi lacquer) has many processes. All processes have been performed by traditional experienced craftsman. A vivid beautiful urushi lacquer finish will be increased in beauty over time, you can be proud of Urushi lacquer fountain pen. The URUSHI fountain pen will outlast an original owner by many generations and passed on for each succeeding generation to enjoy treasure.

PIZ-55000 #28 AKATAME (RED) 18 kt. GOLD NIB AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD

PIZ-55000 #27 SORATAME (GREEN) 18 kt. GOLD NIB AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM AND BROAD NIB.

PIZ-55000-#30 BIWATAME (TAN)

PIZ-55000-#30 BIWATAME (TAN) 18 kt. GOLD NIB AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD.

BYakudan PIZ-100000_19

*NEW* PIZ-100000-#19 BYAKUDAN 18kt.GOLD NIB AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD

 

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 PIZ-80000N #91 GINSEN YAKUMO NIBS AVAILABLE IN 18kt GOLD IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD

 

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PIZ-80000N #92  TOGI YAKUMO 18kt GOLD NIB AVALIABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD

 

PIZ-80000#18 YAGUMONURI (CHERRY BLOSSOM) 18kt. GOLD NIB LIMITED EDITION OF 300

PIZ-80000#18  YAGUMONURI  18kt. GOLD NIB AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD. LIMITED EDITION OF 300

 

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*NEW*  PIZ -120000K#9 Kurikara-Ken 18kt RHODIUM NIB AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD

*LIMITED  EDITION  600 NUMBERED* 

 

 

*NEW* PIZ-150000C #1 Chikuringunkozu (TIGER IN BAMBOO FOREST) 

18kt RUTHENIUM NIB

AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD

*LIMITED EDITION 600 NUMBERED* 

AVAILABLE SOON THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED DEALERS.

 

 


NEW

Kaga Maki-e” Pens Have Been Added to Our “Izumo” Brand,
A Collection of Fountain Pens Created with the Highest Quality Craftsmanship

PLATINUM BLACK AND GOLD IZUMO WITH MOTHER OF PEARL PIZ-300000_93_st

PIZ-300000P #93 UROKOMON 18kt GOLD NIBS AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD

Hon-Urushi Raden Maki-e Urokomon

Hira maki-e technique is applied, in which over the patterned urushi undercoating, the proper powders are chosen out of several dozen types of gold and silver powders and then sprinkled over. The urokomon, which is recognized as kiccho pattern (scale pattern) from the ancient time, is boldly drawn.
Product number: PIZ-300000
●Body color: #93 Urokomon
●Nib: Fine, Medium, Broad
●Size: 154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ×18mm (max. diameter), average weight 33.6 g
●Specifications: Barrel, cap, ring: Hon-Urushi HiraMaki-e with raden on ebonite body
Grip: AS resin
Clip: Gold finish on beryllium copper
Nib: 18k gold wide (18-21)
●Box: Box made of paulownia wood LN Izumo (4000063)
●Accessories: Ink bottle (Blue black 30cc), One cartridge ink (Blue black), Converter 500 (4704000)

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