The Japanese zodiac is known as Eto (or Kanshi) and is adapted from the Chinese zodiac. Now you bring the imagery of this traditional calendar to your daily life with this remarkable series of Japanese Eto Zodiac Maki-e Fountain Pens by Pilot.
Maki-e is the old technique of sprinkling gold powder onto a lacquer material, conjuring up a simply dazzling picture. There are fountain pens available in designs featuring the twelve Eto Japanese zodiac animals: Rat (nezumi), ox (ushi), tiger (tora), rabbit (usagi), dragon (tatsu), snake (hebi or mi), horse (uma), sheep (hitsuji), monkey (saru), rooster (tori), dog (inu), boar (inoshishi or i).
Each writing implement is exclusively made to order by artisans and Pilot with a creation period of around three months. The final fountain pen comes in a superb wooden gift box, making this a unforgettable item to give someone who values the instruments with which they write.
Japanese Eto Zodiac Maki-e Fountain Pen
- Version: Rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, boar
- Nib: 18K 10
- Pen: F M
- Comes in wooden gift box and with ink pot
- Includes converter (ink injector) CON-70
- Made to order: Please allow around THREE MONTHS for manufacture