The phrase “Spare the rod and spoil the child” comes from a legend: Lionesses voluntarily leave their own offspring in trouble to make them stronger in the future. It is a parable that reveals that parents are ready to help their children throughout their lives, but by putting their courage to the test. Nowadays, it is customary to say in Japan that only parents with deep wisdom and strong principles are capable of doing so. The beautiful deep gold scene reveals cubs hopelessly climbing up rocky terrain to reach their mother. The latter, delicately decorated in high relief thanks to the Togidashi- taka Maki-e technique, watches over her children.
If the pen is not in stock, the leadtime can vary from a week to several months.