Namiki Daruma Maki-E Yukari Fountain Pen L.E. 2020


Namiki Daruma Maki-E Yukari Fountain Pen L.E. 2020

Yellow: Monetary fortune, Fame, Good luck
Blue: Success, Independence, Promotion
Red: Family Safety, Victories, Good luck
Green: Health, unlocking one’s potential, Increasing athletic potential
Black: Protection against bad luck and natural disasters, economic surplus.

We hope that our 300 limited edition fountain pens deliver to their owners resilience to weather any difficulties and see their wishes come to fruition.

Measurements & Specifications
Closed Length 5.6″
Posted Length 6.2″
Barrel Length 4.3″
Barrel Diameter 0.5″
Section Diameter 0.4″
Pen Weight 32.3 g

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Namiki Daruma Maki-E Yukari Fountain Pen L.E. 2020

The Daruma is a type of Japanese doll which is modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. There is a legend surrounding Bodhidharma referred to as “Menpeki Kunen” (Nine Years Facing the Wall). This legend states that Bodhidharma, through sheer indomitable willpower, was able to maintain a meditative state facing the wall for a period of nine years.

The Daruma doll serves as a physical representation of Bodhidharma’s unyielding willpower. It has the ability to rise no matter how many attempts are made to knock it over. Due to its resilient nature, the Daruma embodies the Japanese proverb Nana Korobi Ya Oki (fall seven, rise eight) and is seen as a good luck charm in Japan for those who have challenging goals that they are determined to bring to fruition.

“Me Ire-Daruma” (Daruma in which eyes are inserted) is a tradition that began in the Edo Period and continues today. Owners of the Daruma doll “without eyes” can draw a single eye onto their doll as they begin their journey toward their goal. This is known as “Kai Gen” (Opening the Eye). The second eye is drawn in when the goal is achieved, and this is referred to as “Man-Gan” (Full Wish).

The stunning Namiki Yukari Daruma fountain pen features a range of vibrant colors. The brilliant red, has become the most common color for Daruma dolls, and signifies protection from evil spirits. Here is the explanation of the meaning of the five vibrant Daruma doll colors featured on the barrel and cap of this exceptional fountain pen: