In May 2019, the Crown Prince Naruhito has acceded to the throne, and it is in his honor that Pilot Group has created this commemorative fountain pen, in high relief, made by the famous artisans of Kokkokai school.
A Phoenix, already used to celebrate the previous accessions to the imperial throne, is drawn on the body of the pen. This lucky bird of Chinese mythology is supposed to manifest itself when a new emperor ascends the throne. A Catalpa flower, personal emblem of Crown Prince Naruhito, sublimates the hood. As for the clip, it has been engraved with a traditional seal (Hishimon) used on costumes, furniture, and carriages of the imperial court since the Heian period which symbolizes eternity.
The pen is presented in a box of paulownia wood, in the same octagonal shape as the imperial throne. It embodies the wish that the new era is one of prosperity.
The Namiki Phoenix Yukari pen is made in Togidashi Taka maki-é and limited to 800 pieces worldwide.