Izumo-no-kuni is an area known for its production of high quality “washi (Japanese paper)” and so writing has been appreciated by the local people. Shunichi Nakata, founder of Platinum Pen, christened the new brand name of “Izumo” in 2010 with the cooperation of officials from Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. This was to acknowledge the founder of the company’s birthplace.
Professional craftsmanship can be found throughout the “Izumo series,” which continues to be made from carefully selected materials. The brand has also been designated as one of the “Izumo brands” recognized by Izumo City.
Aizu maki-e is one of the traditional crafts originating from the castle town of Aizu. It is being one of the crafts with the longest ongoing history in Japan and dates back to about 400 years. Aizu maki-e is well known for its bold and decorative designs that have a gradation of colors and incorporates an expert polishing technique making them quite appealing. Applied to the fountain pen are varied lively designs of raden (an inlayed diversity of sea shells) drawing fine lines that add a gradation, which expresses the “Aurora.” The luxurious maki-e fountain pen portrays a masterpiece of art and is more than a writing instrument.
Filling Mechanisms: Cartridge/Converter (Ink converter not included; avaialble separately)