Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hands-on with the Namiki Yukari Chinkin Matsu

Hands-on with the Namiki Yukari Chinkin Matsu

The Namiki Yukari Chinkin Matsu is a cartridge-converter fountain pen manufactured by the Pilot Pen Corporation in Japan. Accented by a two-tone gold nib and sword shaped clip, it features the traditional Japanese maki-e technique called “chinkin”. Also available in the Yukari Chinkin Series are the Tsuru (Cranes), Susuki (Silver Grass), and Sakura (Cherry Blossom).

Inky Passion on Television!

Inky Passion on Television!

Inky Passion was recently featured on a Mediacorp Okto Channel production called “Bespoke”. The programme features artisanal products and premiered on 2nd December 2015 at 10PM. You can watch a recording of it online at Toggle. Watch the documentary, and have a look at what goes on at the Pilot production line and Nakaya office!

Alberto Gerosa tells the story of Maki-e

Alberto Gerosa tells the story of Maki-e

The Japanese art of maki-e is at once surface and symbol – beyond technical mastery, maki-e is also rich in symbolism and cultural heritage. In “Maki-e: A Story Waiting to be Written”, Alberto Gerosa takes us on a picturesque journey through the world of exquisite lacquered fountain pens, and into the heart of this traditional art form.