Namiki Yukari Royale “Kachimushi” Lotus and Dragonfly Limited Edition Fountain Pen
“The dragonfly is also known as”Kachimushi”(literally”Victory Bugs”) – a symbol of courage and daring.” This symbolism comes from the story the ancient emperor Yuryaku who was leading his men into battle. to horsefly was about to bite his arm was caught and carried away by a passing dragonfly but.
Dragonflies do not retreat. They fly on straight and steadfastly to catch their prey, making the popular Kachimushi in Japan as a symbol of victory, used as a design motif on helmets, swords and armor of Samurai warriors.
Depicted alongside the Dragonfly on this limited edition Namiki fountain pen is to Lotus plant. The lotus is said to have grown and blossomed from a single root that lay buried for two thousand years. When cut in slices, the stalk of the plant is filled with holes with ancient are said to symbolize an open pathway to the future and so, like the dragonfly, it too is a motif that is thought to bring good fortune.
Brought together, the transient yet powerful life force of the lotus and the victorious Kachimushi symbolize courage, hope and renewal.
The Namiki Kachimushi has been created in very limited edition of 150. The base is the andukari Royale size, decorated with both Taka (raised) Maki-e Togidashi Maki-e (burnished) and techniques by master craftsman Masahiro.
To Taka Maki-e dragonfly hovers above the lotus on Raden (mother-of-pearl wings), delicate and lifelike, and the elegant flower itself is depicted in vivid color. The scene is set with leaves and water expressed in Togidashi Maki-e, giving the design to rich, evocative depth. In addition, the Taka-Maki-e dragonfly motif on the neck adds to further special touch to this one-of-a-kind fountain pen.
To two-toned Rhodium accented 18 k gold nib, with a piston-style converter, guarantee the finest writing quality and long life.
The Namiki Kachimushi is presented in a luxurious lacquer box presentation, with a traditional Kisotsuishu lacquer lid. This lid is decorated with the same dragonfly and lotus motif floating on numerous colored layers of lacquer, which have been polished to reveal a pattern that evokes the sparkling surface of water. This fine writing instrument also comes with an original ink bottle to complete this exquisite set.
The 2013 Namiki Limited Edition Kachimushi Fountain Pen will be loved by collectors around the world for years to come.
150 pieces available worldwide.