Namiki Emperor Chinkin Dragon
An excellent illustration of Chinkin on the dragon motif. The inter play of line chinkin (senbori) and dot chinkin (denbori) created the dynamic flow of strength and invincible power bestow on the dragon as it grabs the tama with its claws. One of the earliest masterpiece by the late artist Shouji Michikami 正司.
The Namiki Emperor Chinkin Dragon is always the favourite for any Namiki pen collector because of its mystique and the enormous power of the legendary creature. Together with the other chinkin pens like the Namiki Sakura & Pheasant; these have become one of the most sought after pens in any formidable pen collection.
Namiki is the surname of Ryosuke Namiki, the founder of the Pilot, named Namiki Manufacturing Company until 1938 when it became Pilot Pen Co., Ltd.. The brand name Namiki came to fame in the early 20th Century when Dunhill retailed in the west the Maki-e pens produced by Pilot under the brand Dunhill-Namiki. This partnership has continued to the present day (occasionally Namiki makes a Limited Edition for Dunhill) although Namiki has always been owned by Pilot.
The premium Namiki ranges include the Emperor Collection, Yukari Royale, and Yukari Collection, and this is the brand used by Pilot to sell their the high valued Maki-e pens worldwide.