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Pensinasia - Fine Writing Instruments
Pensinasia is a collection of more than a decade of pens, fine writing instruments, and limited edition collectables. Over the past years, I have painstakingly detailed and photographed each pen I have owned, recording down every minute detail within this website. If you are a pen lover like me, you will find Pensinasia to be your definite source of knowledge to fountain pens.

Namiki Limited Edition Emperor Toryumon Fountain Pen

This Namiki Limited Edition Emperor Toryumon Fountain Pen has been decorated with Maki-e by the skilled artisan Masahiro by using Togidashi (Burnished) , Taka (raised) Maki-e technique and mother of pearl.

The expression "Climbing the Dragon's Gate" known in Japanese as "Toryumon".Legend has it that a fish that swam up through these rapids which cuts through the Longmen Mountains reaches  the Yellow River in China have been  transformed into a dragon and ascended to heaven The story remains widely known as a tale and about overcoming difficult hurdles that lead to success even when beset with adversity.

By Using Togidashi (Burnished) and Taka (Raised) Maki-e techniques, the painting on the barrel show each of the carp that have yet to climb the rapids quietly swimming in tranquil waters. Cherry blossom petals on the dazzling surface of the water are subtly expressed by the use of shaped Raden (Mother-of-Pearl), and the ripples caused by carp by gold powder 

 On the cap front show the two carps are transforming into a dragon appear halfway and making intense efforts to climb the rapids  On the back of the cap show the seven colours of a rainbow arching over the rapids are expressed in Raden. Thick clouds and part of the body of a dragon peering through a gap in them are shown above the rainbow, depicting a scene that conjures up the spectacle of a carp that has successfully climbed the rapids being dazzlingly transformed into a dragon and ascending to heaven.

People who have this fountain pen in their possession will have imbued a belief in overcome those hurdles and be able to make crucial breakthroughs.

Only 99 pieces of this limited edition have been produced worldwide.


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