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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.

Platinum Izumo Shikkoku Chikuringunkozu (Tiger in The Bamboo Forest) Fountain Pen

The Izumo series launched  in 2010 by Shunichi Nakata, the founder of Platinum Pen, with the help of local craftsmen and the cooperation of officials from Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. The name was chosen to acknowledge the birthplace of the founder.The Platinum Izumo Shikkoku Chikuringunkozu (tiger in the bamboo forest) fountain pen is the latest addition to Platinum’s shikkoku collection.

On the barrel of this fountain pen, a motif of a tiger with crossed front legs emerging from the bamboo forest is drawn over the jet-black matte body with sumiko taka maki-e technique, using charcoal powder, called shoen, in several layers to provide a three dimensional look so as the barrel catches the light, the motif is enhanced and the image of the tiger becomes glossier the more it is used.

The tiger was considered a legendary creature since it was never seen in Japan. Due to its powerful image, the tiger has been favored by warriors since ancient times as a symbol of strength and also featured as decoration on buildings and armor.

The pen comes in 18K gold nib with ruthenium finish.

The initial production of 600 pens will come with a serial number written in kanji on the body.

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