Pelikan Maki-e M1000 Mount Fuji and Cranes Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Maki-e is the art of Japanese lacquer painting and is renowned for its beauty and artistry.
This distinctive and unique fountain pen was crafted and drawn using the Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e technique that combines Taka-Maki-e and Togidashi-Maki-e.
Painting Japan's venerated symbols of Mount Fuji and cranes, Pelikan's Mount Fuji and Cranes Maki-e Fountain Pen marries 174 years of exquisite Pelikan Germany craftsmanship with the revered Japanese traditional Maki-e techniques.
A renowned Maki-e Master paints three cranes - cherished symbols of long life and good luck - flying elegantly along Japan's sacred Mount Fuji with delicate hazy clouds and cherry blossoms serving as a background.
The Maki-e technique, which uses Japanese lacquer springled with gold or silver powder as decoration using a makizutsu or a Kebo brush, is deeply etched in Japanese history since the Heian Period (794 - 1185) with it blossoming in the Edo Period (1603 - 1868).
Using the Maki-e technique, which used to be reserved exclusively for Japanese Royals as an indication of their power, the Master hand paints each Pelikan logo on the pen's crown and the pen's limited edition number as well as his signature on the barrel.
The Pelikan Maki-e M1000 Mount Fuji and Cranes is a limited edition of 88 pieces worldwide. Each fountain pen is equipped with an 18 carat, two-tone gold nib and is encased in a traditional Japanese pen box made of paulownia wood.