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 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!
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.