Maki-e is the art of Japanese lacquer painting and is renowned for its beauty and artistry. The word Maki-e literally translates as “sprinkled picture” because the design is sprinkled with gold or silver powder.
For the process, the rare Japanese lacquer Urushi is used in a multitude of layers which are polished many times. The design is drawn with colored lacquer onto the surface. It is then sprinkled with a multitude of lacquer-layers. This is called the Togidashi-Maki-e technique
The Pelikan model “Renjishi” is a masterpiece completely covered in gold dust with a finely-chased 18 carat gold nib accentuated with a rhodium décor. This limited edition was released in 2009.
Taka-Maki-e lacquering completes the process with carbon powder to give the pen's surface some texture.
The Pelikan logo on the crown, limited edition number (only 88 units worldwide) and artist’s signature are drawn in by hand with the Maki-e technique.
Renjishi is a story that was writen for traditional Japanese theatre style "Kabuki". This limited edition pen represents the climatic scene where father (white-haired) and son (red-haired) perform a wonderful dance together. This pen comes with an impressive Paulonia wood presentation box and lifetime warranty.