Pilot 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Mount Fuji Emperor Fountain Pen
The Pilot 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Mount Fuji is an exquisite, emperor-size (No. 50) Maki-e fountain pen. The cap is adorned with a snow-capped Mt.Fuji, rendered in Rankaku (Egg Shell), while the barrel depicts a landscape dotted with pines, said to be a symbol of longevity. The pen has an imposing finish, as a result of the entire pen being decorated in exquisite Shishiai Togidashi Maki-e (Combined Raised-Burnished Maki-e), a technique which combines Taka Maki-e (Raised Maki-e) and Togidashi Maki-e (Burnished Maki-e) and requires outstanding technical skill. The lacquer finish presentation box features a lifebuoy corporate emblem plate. The Fuji is a limited edition of 100 pens worldwide.
Japan’s highest peak, Mount Fuji, is an enduring and revered symbol of Japanese culture. It’s majestic, picturesque beauty has captivated so many people both within Japan, and around the world. Mt. Fuji was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2013. When written with different Kanji or Chinese Character the word “Fuji”can have various auspicious meanings, including ïmmortality”. ëternal longevity”, or even ünparalleled”. These associations, along with its status as Japan’s highest peak, have helped to make Mt Fuji an important cultural icon, as well as a symbol of high goals, strong ideals and success.
The words, contained in the slogan “What Fuji is to mountains, PILOT is to fountain pens, encapsulated the Pilot’s company founder’s wish for PILOT to be recognized worldwide as a fountain pen manufactured in the same way that Mount Fuji is known as one of the world’s famous mountains. Thinking nostalgically about the kinds of aspirations we had at the time of the original company’s foundation, we adopted a Mt Fuji motif for the fountain pens.
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About Pilot Pen
The Pilot Pen Corporation was founded by Ryosuke Namiki with Masao Wada in 1918 under the name of the Namiki Manufacturing Company. Pilot Fountain Pen is well known globally as the best Japanese pen manufacturer producing fine writing instruments and stationery and to some extent, jewellery.
Being the largest pen manufacturer in Japan, many Pilot Fountain Pens are produced purely for the usage of domestic market. However, some premium range of limited edition, special editions were open for international markets.
Known for its Japanese maki-e fountain pens, Pilot Fountain Pen is widely recognized as the leader in luxury Japanese lacquer pens among many other Japanese maki-e pen brands in Japan. Pilot Fountain Pens are excellent in choices of nibs and the quality of rollerballs and ball pens.
On special occasions, like Pilot’s anniversary, Limited Edition Pens and Special Edition maki-e Pilot Anniversary Pens were produced to mark the milestone of the company’s journey. These are the highest in quality and usually made to pay homage to Japanese unique culture and heritage.