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Nakaya Portable Writer Ascending Dragon Aka-tamenuri

Nakaya Portable Writer Ascending Dragon Aka-tamenuri

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In Tame-Sukashi technique, layers of clear, smooth Urushi lacquer are applied over a painted ascending dragon motif. The underlying dragon will become more prominent over time as the Urushi lacquer ages and becomes more transparent. Thus it ascends in two ways.

At first glance this pen may appear to be another Aka-tamenuri but after close examination the image of a golden dragon can be seen through the deep layers of Urushi. With its intricate detail, the Nakaya Portable Writer Aka-tamenuri Ascending Dragon fountain pen is a striking writing instrument.

This pen is made using the Tame-Sukashi technique, which obscures an under-painting with a urushi lacquer. In time the under-image emerges stronger, and the dragon painting will be much more prominent.

The fascinating feature of this pen is that the image literally ""ascends"" with use as the image of the dragon comes up as the pen is handled. In this slow process the owner's hand and everyday wear will give this pen the beauty of age. The Aka-tamenuri Ascending Dragon provides an excellent showcase for the elaborate dragon to ascend.

Nakaya pens can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter, and can also use Platinum brand top quality ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.

Decorative rice paper, a simple solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script, and a fabric pen ""kimono"" are all included with this pen, making it a lovely presentation item. Sensible and elegant packaging has long been a hallmark of the Nakaya brand.

Nakaya pens are individually handcrafted in a process that requires a minimum of three to six months and often much longer.

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