The Setsugekka is one of acient Japan's classic expression and is a symbolic word for the natural beauty of seasonal features: snow in Winter, moon in Autumn and flowers in Spring. Ever since the Heian Period (8th-12th), the word has been the preferred expression for elegance of Japan's seasons. This theme has been recognized and incorporated in the Waka poems as a combination of the three seasonal symbols. It is also referenced in Makura no Shoshi, The Pillow book by Sei Shonagon. The Setsugekka is not only a representation of the change of seasons but literary allusion as well. This beauty is gracefully captured in this in the Namiki 2010 limited edition. Only 99 pieces were made base on the Namiki Emperor size pen. The work of art is decorated by skilled artisan Michifumi employing refined Maki-e techniques. The Setsugekka limited edition fountain pen using Togidashi Take (burnished raised) Maki-e technique. The winter snow crystals and Japanese traditional snowflake designs give depth to the pen through Togidashi. Silver Tsuyu-dama (Dewdrop) is also en chased as snow. The autumn moon image is depicted on top of the cap as a full moon along with the moonlight expressed by gradated sprinkled silver colored powder at each end of the pen. Spring flowers are represented by the image of Sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom. Japan's national flower created by Taka Maki-e and hira maki-e techniques.
The pen is presented in an elegant gift box whose lid ia finely decorated by using Raden (Mother of Pearl) technique.
System: Fountain pen uses eye dropper system.
Nib type: 18K nib Broad.
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