8 December 2012 • Namiki Chinkin Collection Many collectors like the looks of Namiki Chinkin Collection because it revealed a lot of details with the mere lines and dots of the maki-e master. In this special video, Elephant & Coral pays A Tribute To The Late Shouji Michikami with the title – Telling A Story with A Thousands Lines… Read more >
Rare Pen Blog Post
Articles on rare pens and the art of pen-making.
5 November 2012 • About Namiki Chinkin Fountain Pen Namiki Chinkin Fountain Pen 沉金 万年筆 is such a beautiful piece of art to adore. The technique itself is a commonly used traditional Japanese maki-e art form whereby thousands of lines and dots were carved onto a hard surface and then hand filled with gold powder to highlight the patterns… Read more >
2 July 2012 • Pilot Buddhist Scripture Pen The Pilot Buddhist Scripture Pen, alias Hannashinkyo 《般若心经》is one of the most unusual fountain pen collection ever made by Pilot in the 1970s. ·The kanji characters are the direct extraction of the Heart Sutra. Two Hannashinkyo, Buddhist Scripture designs were made in 1980s of which one is made of red coloured… Read more >
6 March 2011 • Rare Namiki Fountain Pen Whenever one is thinking of oriental zodiac fountain pens, one is thinking of 12 different animals and hence 12 different fountain pens with each pen representing one animal. There is a chronology on the order of oriental zodiac starting from Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster,… Read more >