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Nakaya Portable Writer Chinkin Housoge Kikyo Platinum

Nakaya Portable Writer Chinkin Housoge Kikyo Platinum

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This Nakaya is hand turned from solid hard rubber rod stock, then lacquered with multiple layers blue urushi. The the platinum-on-blue Housage hand engraving technique is employed to create the traditional vine-and-flower motif which covers not only the cap and barrel, but also the gripping section.

Shown here with the white metal rhodium-plated clip (writer) and two-tone nib, the crisp contrasting colors beg to be touched. Its base color is ""Kikyo"" (Blue), with platinum dust applied in a transparent lacquer. The artist engraves this motif using the unique ""Chinkin"" technique developed in the town of Wajima.

The word Housoge has the connotation of a ""flower in the imagination,"" as in a blossom in paradise, a concept dating from the Chinese Tang Dynasty and Japanese Tenpyō period.
The Housage is also available in the ""Long"" or ""Piccolo"" models and without a pocket clip. These pens are made one at a time and usually require months for delivery.

The solid gold 14K nib is imprinted proudly with ""Nakata,"" the family name of the Nakaya Pen Co.

The gripping section shown above reveals the quality of the engraving, as well as the color of the platinum metal fill.
The solid softwood shipping box, heavy decorative rice paper, and woven fabric ""kimono-style"" pouch make this Nakaya urushi pen a lovely gift. Elegant packaging has always been a hallmark of the Nakaya line.

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