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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.

Sailor Limited Edition King of Pens KOP Maki-e Deer in the Moonlight Fountain Pen

Sailor Limited Edition King of Pens KOP Maki-e Deer in the Moonlight Fountain Pen

Sailor is pleased to announce a new series of limited edition maki-e fountain pens titled 'Dobutsu to Gekkou' or 'Animals in the Moonlight' series introduced in October 2021. The first model in this series, by artist Ikki Moroiki is titled 'Shika to Gekkou' or 'Deer in Moonlight.'

The Moon has a multitude of influence of Life on Earth and Wildlife has adapted to its many effects. Moonlight itself has always fascinated humankind and it’s special artistic impressions have been well documented ever time. The Deer stands tall in the Moonlit forest. All is calm beneath the lights of the Silver moon.

This piece of art is executed in Togidashi Taka Makie with mother of pearl and a touch of raden for the eyes of the deer. The moon is one big spot of mother of pearl dusted with silver powder to evoke nightly fog. The background of the pen is matt and has a slight ishime structure.
At first sight, it looks black, but with changing light, it turns dark green! The relief stands out, giving the imaginary forest a certain depth and the visible logs and antlers of the deer are raised almost three-dimensionally.

The pen comes in a paulownia box with pen kimono, 2 cartridges, convertor, polishing cloth, and certificates. A Limited Edition of just 50 pieces worldwide.

About Ikki Moroiki-san

After completing his High School in 1980, Ikki Moroiki-san served his apprenticeship under Ikkou Kiyose-san, a famous Maki-e artist living in Kanazawa, located in north-western Ishikawa Prefecture in the Hokuriku region of Japan. He completed his apprenticeship in 1986 and started his own business in Kaga city, located in southwestern Ishikawa Prefecture region of Japan.

From 1986, Ikki Moroiki-san joined the exhibition of Kanazawa Lacquer Arts and Crafts and won the top honor three times. At the Exhibition of Yamanaka Lacquer Art Craft Maki-e, Five of his crafts were selected to be lifetime awards in Yamanaka town. He has been awarded the top honor four times in the same Exhibition.
His craft was selected at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Lacquer Art Craft for the first time in 1988. In 1994, his craft was exhibited at the exhibition of Japanese Traditional Lacquer Art Craft and was bought by the Imperial Household Agency. His craft was selected at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Craft for the first time in 1996 and he became regular member of the Japanese Art Crafts Association in 1999.

Material: Ebonite
Grip Material: Ebonite
Nib Color: Two Tone
Nib Material: 21k Gold

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