Another #pendelight post this week, this time it is about the Danitrio YOK-3 Jurojin fountain pen. I was recommended by Arthur (House of Pens) to take pictures of this wonderful looking pen, the Danitrio YOK-3 Jurojin fountain pen of their Kyokuchi (Zenith) Collection. I have a personal problem where I tend to only look at pens especially when they are exceptionally intricate-looking, and feel wowed by them, and forget to take pictures to share here on my blog. Not so anymore, and you’ll probably get a chance to see more beautiful pens in future posts to come! The Danitrio YOK pens are made using Japanese ebonite for the cap and body, with 18K gold nibs (#50 size, which is huge). In contrast to the body of the pen, the nib is rather plain-looking. I suppose it is to draw attention away from the nib and towards the masterpieces that are hand-painted onto the pen body instead. “Yokozuna” in Japanese Sumo wrestling refers to the highest rank a Sumo wrestler can achieve. For fountain pens, it refers to the huge pens that Danitrio produces, each with a lot of space for the maki-e artists to work on to implement their art […]
Danitrio is not a brand that I am familiar with, but after trying out couple of pens owned by a visiting fountain pen enthusiast, and attending the inaugural Southeast Asia Danitrio Maki-e event held in Singapore last year, I must say I’m very impressed with their range of pens. So you can imagine my delight when I received this pen in the mail… as a GIFT! Thank you so much, generous friend (you know who you are). I’ve always been hoarding pens, but now that I have this pen, it simply fuels my desire to start collecting beautiful Japanese pens. <Checking into reality, checking my pockets… uh-oh! Budget is still a constraint…> If you haven’t heard before of Danitrio, it is an American fountain pen brand that specialises in urushi and maki-e pens. Urushi, derived from the sap of certain trees, is a special type of lacquer originating from Japan and was frequently used in fountain pens of old. Today, pen brands like Danitrio, Edison Pen Co., Manupropria — just to name a few — and the bigger Japanese pen brands such as Pilot-Namiki, Nakaya and Sailor, still employ the urushi lacquering technique in some of their pens, although it […]
EDIT: This post has been hiding in my drafts folder for the longest time and came up as I was looking for Danitrio information to link to. It’s time to get it out and publish it. Silly me! I had always thought it is already published before… When I got invited to be the MC for the very first Danitrio Maki-e event in Southeast Asia, I can bet all my best fountain pens that I was delighted as a child on her birthday. Okay, I take it back. I’m not going to bet all my best fountain pens. But believe me, being busy and tired all the time from work, this was a very welcome “spice” in my life! My job was not so difficult, basically I needed to appear looking presentable, and I have a script that I’ll need to read from to introduce the event and the owner of Danitrio, Mr. Bernard Lyn. I had the script, a nice dress, an excellent mood, and I was good to go for the exhibition! This was a closed event so clearly I felt even more privileged to be part of it. I knew some of my SFPL friends were going […]
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