Namiki Nippon Art Fountain Pen - Crane and Turtle
This gorgeous Nippon Art Series fountain pen depicts a crane flying overhead and a turtle looking up from a pond below. In Japan the crane and turtle symbolize good fortune and longevity. An old Japanese saying proclaims, "As the crane one thousand years, the tortoise ten thousand years." This fountain pen pays tribute to these symbols of a long and prosperous life.
The water of the pond is depicted with flourishing gold waves that twist all the way down one side of the barrel. The crane in the sky spies the turtle down below, and the turtle makes eye contact in return. Gold powder is used in abundance to depicts the details on the crane's wings and the turtle's shell. A fine gold band encircles the bottom of the cap lip, making the pen's most vulnerable spot stronger in a very subtle manner.
The artist's kanji signature can be seen on the pen as an additional design feature. The Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle fountain pen fills with the included larger capacity Con-70 converter, or Pilot/Namiki cartridges can be used as well. The Namiki #10 solid gold 14k nib is inscribed with the silhouette of Mt. Fuji as well as the Namiki pentagon logo. The Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle fountain pen arrives in a traditional softwood gift box.