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Special features of Namiki

90 long years of determination have gone into achieving the genuine article which is the present day Namiki.
Introducing the special features of Maki-e fountain pens that are using the Japanese traditional art of “Maki-e”.

  • Japanese lacquer

    The Japanese sumac tree provides the colours of the Japanese autumn with its beautiful red leaves. Lacquer is a natural coating processed from the sap taken from the sumac tree. Not only is it highly durable, but the more it is used it gracefully fits into your hand while retaining its beautiful and unique charm. Lacquer has been used in Japan since the Stone Age, and has also been used in noble furnishings, Buddha statues and Buddhist altar fittings etc. Even today, lacquerwork has continued to be passed down as a Japanese traditional craft.

  • Maki-e

    “Maki-e”, where detailed designs are expressed by sprinkling gold powder on lacquer is a lacquerwork synonymous with Japan with a history dating back 1500 years. Namiki Maki-e fountain pens are created using a method combining design and function, making the intricate details and gorgeous depictions a sight to behold.

  • Emphasis on the pen nib

    The pen nib can be said to be the life source of the fountain pen. At Namiki, we produce the nib of the pen points, as well as the pen nibs here at our company. Placing value on writing performance and quality of practical goods, which the fountain pen is, from the outset is something our company strongly believes in.

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