Sailor Wajima Bijou Sapphire fountain pen with Urushi lacquerTraditional arts and crafts can be found in every region of Japan. Especially popular is the technique of Urushi-nuri, lacquer coating. Examples of this lacquerware can be found all over Japan.
Wajima-niri is a for of lacquerware produced in Wajima city, Ishikawa prefecture which can be dated back to the Heian era (year 794 to 1185).
To acknowledge the skilled work of Wajima-nuri maki-e craftsmen, Sailor made the Wajima Bijou fountain pen.
The body is covered with Urushi lacquer, the top of the cap is finished with mother of pearl maki-e finish and the end of the barel is in the color to represent a jewel. Each jewel has it’s own meaning and the pens are made with this in mind.
Coral: happiness, healing, empowerment
Sapphire: virtuous, noble, affectionate
The Coral pen has gold plated metal parts and section, the Sapphire has chrome plated metal parts and section.
Pens are supplied in a wooden box and are limited to 300 pieces worldwide. The number is engraved in the cap band.