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Namiki Yukari Royal Frog Fountain Pen

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Namiki Yukari Royal Frog Fountain Pen
Extraordinary artistry and craftsmanship, along with superior attention to detail, embody the essence of the Japanese Maki-e' art form. The exquisite hyper-realistic, animal inspired design of the Yukari Royale Frog is brought to life through the thousands of skillful touches of the master artisan. The artisan started with drawing the intricate lines of the frogs, leaves and water designs on the lustrous black Urushi lacquer surface, and then skillfully sprinkled 18-karat gold foil and powder in a continuous manner creating a dimensional, powerful and expressive masterpiece. Captured stunningly on the body of the fountain pen, the artisan has expressed the passage of time by portraying a variety of flowers that come into bloom at different times throughout the year. The tranquil flow of water is expressed with luminous Raden (Mother-of-pearl) and Kawari-nuir. Also among the carefully curated scene are three golden frogs dynamically depicted moving around in a lively manner. Frogs in Japanese, also referred to as “kaeru,” are known to be a popular motif as a lucky charm that will bring health, longevity, protection and wealth.

The Namiki Yukari collection features a precision 18K gold nib with rhodium accents and a piston ink delivery system, ensuring first-class writing quality and long-lasting performance. The nib also bears the Namiki logo as well as an engraving of the highest, most majestic mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji. Bottle fill only.

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Review: James Picht Submitted: 10/12/2021

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


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It's a joy to write with - or would be if I could stop looking at it.
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This pen is beautifully crafted and lovely to behold. It glides effortlessly and smoothly across the paper, the maki-e is superb. There's almost nothing to not like about it. Except, of course, the price. A superb writing instrument could be had for less than a tenth the price - a Pilot E95S, for instance - but it wouldn't be quite this beautiful. Most of the price is for the work of art, not for the writing tool. The Japanese medium nib supposedly writes like a European fine nib. I don't agree; it's finer than a European medium, but it isn't fine. If that matters to you, order the fine nib. I'm using Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai ink, a blue-black that I like very much. It dries quickly, and I've had no problem with smearing or bleed-through with standard notebook paper. This pen is larger than my other pens, but nicely balanced. The cap is lined and you can supposedly post it; I sure wouldn't, and it's big enough that you really don't need to.
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