Description The Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Cherry Blossom fountain pen design features a screen maki-e design of a delicately colored cherry blossom flowers, on a lacquer over brass body. The gold-plated trim accents the pen perfectly, and the 18k gold nib is a soft and smooth writer! The snap cap makes a soft click sound so that you know the pen is secured before putting it in your purse or pocket. The design depicts cherry blossom petals, which have been in full bloom, now fall and swirl in the wind. Gold leaf and pink Kanazawa leaf are both used to portray the scene. The Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Fountain pen fills via the included proprietary Platinum converter for use with bottled ink. Platinum proprietary ink cartridges are available in several colors and formulations. We offer Free Shipping on all orders over $59 for US customers, and for orders over $250 for our Canadian customers. Maki-e is a Japanese art that utilizes urushi lacquer to decorate and finish the pen body, and comes from the Japanese Maku meaning to sprinkle, and E meaning to paint. The art of Kanazawa Decorative Leafing is passed down through generations and takes many years of training to perfect this delicate art. The master craftsmen of Kanazawa produce some of the finest gold leaf, in shimmering colors and amazing detail.