Taccia Hyakko-Hisho fountain pens are made of ebonite with a hexagonal or round body and decorated in a Kawari-Nuri lacquer layer. Kawari-Nuri includes experimental urushi lacquer techniques in which different additives, materials, and techniques are brought together. The results are surprising with playful motifs in which chance plays an important role. The Taccia Hyakko-Hisho fountain pens are limited to 50 pieces per version.
The Hyakko-Hisho Hakumei (sunset) has a round body and starts at the top of the cap in a dark blue lacquer. The middle part turns into a dark green with Raden particles and ends with a red powdered part. The technique for the transitions to green and red is obtained by kanshitsu or powdering with dry lacquer.
The pen fills with Sailor ink cartridges or converter. The 14kt duo-tone nib is available in M or B (what we have in stock). Each Hyakko-Hisho pen comes in a nice Paulownia wooden box.
The lacquer work on the Taccia Hyakko-Hisho fountain pens is inspired by the age-old techniques recorded in the Hyakku-Hisho, an essential reference book registered in the 17th - 18th century. It describes the traditional techniques that have been passed down from almost all conventional crafts with over 20,000 materials.