Namiki Chinkin Fountain Pen - Rooster
This Namiki Chinkin fountain pen in the Rooster design was created by a collaboration of maki-e artists (Kokkokai) in Japan. The pen matches the Yukari Royale size, has an 18k yellow gold nib and fills via the included Pilot CON-70 converter.
Heralding in the dawn with its crowing, Roosters are believed to dispel evil spirits as they chase darkness away with the light of day. Dating back to ancient times, cockfighting is said to be the world's oldest spectator sport that is prevalent in almost every part of the world. in Japan's ancient times during the Nara and Heian periods, Cockfighting is also used for fortune telling eventually known as "Tori-Awase", an event at the Imperial court to mark the seasonal festival throughout Japan.
The Namiki Chinkin Pen Collection is made up of fountain pens which use Chinkin (Gold Inlay) a lacquer-ware technique that Japan boasts is on par with Maki-e. Motifs are carved into the lacquered surface with special chisels, then lacquer is inlaid into the grooves, and strategically placed gold leaves and gold powder gives the pattern expression. The delicate and fine depiction, and three-dimensional aspect that overflows with a strong power of expression are the special characteristics of this collection. Since Chinkin is a carving technique, there is no room for mistakes, and every single carve is a true challenge in the sense of the word.
These pens are truly one-of-a-kind works of art, and they are warrantied for life by Namiki, and they come packaged in a velvet lined wooden box.
Please note we are unable to accept a return of this pen for any reason once it has been inked.