Nakaya creates superb handcrafted writing instruments - these pens are both terrific everyday writers as well as works of art in their own right. Pen bodies are hand-turned from ebonite hard rubber, then layered with Urushi lacquer finishing. Nakaya's solid gold 14k nibs are noted for their exceptional writing qualities and are available in a wide variety of tipping sizes and platings.
Each Nakaya pen requires a minimum of three to six months to be produced, but we have a wide selection in stock and available for immediate shipment - see our Nakaya Availability Chart for more information.
Nakaya pens are entirely hand-crafted by skilled artisans in Japan. Pen bodies and nibs are created in Tokyo, while Urushi lacquer work is done in the Wajima region on Japan's west coast. Maki-e work is done both in Wajima and in Nakaya's workshop in Tokyo.
Nakaya pens are available in a wide variety of colors, finishes, and hand-painted motifs - see our Nakaya Availability Chart for an overview. Numerous options and accessories, including hand-painted kanji lettering, are also available on a special order basis. Most Nakaya models can also be specially ordered as a ballpoint pen for $50 less than the fountain pen price.