SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire
SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire
SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire
SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire
SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire
SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire
SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire
SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire
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SAILOR WAJIMA BIJOU Sapphire

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A new Wajima lacquerware Maki-e masterpiece

Japan has wonderful traditional crafts all over the country.

Among these, the technique of applying urushi lacquer on

lacquerware is found throughout Japan. We will take a look at

Wajima lacquerware in this installment. Wajima lacquerware is

produced in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and its history

is said to date back to the Heian period (794-1192). One of

the techniques of Wajima lacquerware is the uwanuri

technique using the highest quality lacquer, with chinkin

gold-inlaid lacquerware and maki-e gold lacquer techniques

used for decorations.

The uwanuri technique and maki-e gold lacquer technique

ware used to create this fountain pen which expresses the

beauty of gemstones. This is the Wajima Bijou.

The border, cap top and barrel end of the main body are

finished with lacquer and mother-of-pearl in colors

reminiscent of gemstones. Each gemstone has its own

meaning and this fountain pen has the power of the

gemstones meaning embedded in it.

Bijou means gemstone in French. This fountain pen born

from the careful work of Wajima Maki-e lacquerware

craftsman, is itself a coveted piece of art deserving of the

name Bijou

 

〇Wajima Bijou Coral

Gemstone meaning:

Fortune, healing and increased power

in medieval Europe, coral was believed

to be a gemstone of good fortune to

repel evil spirits and protect events

from start to finish. Coral which is a

gemstone from the sea, the source of

life, is also thought to have healing

powers, and is said to increase life force

and invigorate physical and mental energy.

 

〇Wajima Bijou Sapphire

Gemstone meaning:

Virtuous, sublime, benevolence

Sapphire's deep and beautiful blue

color is said to have effects on the eyes

that see the truth, and it was even used

to treat eye diseases in ancient Greece

and medieval times. For this reason,

sapphires are said to have the power to

see the truth, so the gemstone meaning of

virtuous was designated as an indication

of remaining pure. it has also been said

that its blue color is full of benevolence

and has a calming effect on the user.

 

◇Wajima lacquerware

Maki-e craftsman

Takuya Hino

1962: Born in Wajima City, Ishikawa

Prefecture

1980: Studied under the traditional

craftsman Kason Muraki

1988: Established Hino Maki-e Kobo

Adhering to the ancient traditional maki-e

techniques

Continued devotion to the craft

to the present

 

 

Wajima Bijou

Nib:21K, large, bi-color finishing

[Section]:Brass/nickel-chromium plated(sapphire), gold IP finish (coral)

[Metal parts]:Nickel-chromium plated (sapphire), Gold IP finish (coral)

[Cap ring inscription] (limited to 300 fountain pens in each color with

serial number engraved)

[Size] Body size: φ18×129mm Body weight: 30.6g

[Mechanism] Cartridge / converter dual-purpose type

2 blue-black ink cartridges / Manual / warranty 

[Price] 150,000 yen (tax excluded)