Origami fish are symbols of peace and restraint. Japanese koi fish are found in many serene ponds. The fish was one of the early symbols of Christianity because Christ was a "fisher of men." This Namiki Nippon Art fountain pen was created by a collaboration of maki-e artists (Kokkokai) and features the Hira Maki-e technique, where the main lacquered design is adorned with sprinkled gold and silver powders. Several additional layers of lacquer are applied, and once the lacquer hardens, it is polished.