The new limited modern Maki-e model with a quintessential Japanese feel will be released from the Japan-themed “preppy wa” fountain pen series that has been enjoying popularity since its launch in 2021. Featuring a total of six patterns, the new models convey the elegance and grace of Japanese tradition incorporated into a modern design using a distinctive modern Maki-e* technique.
Each pattern symbolizes a special auspicious sign so that you can choose your own favorite based on the design or meaning. The preppy series has been well-received since its first appearance in 2007 for its high writing performance while being reasonably priced. The nib made of highly-polished stainless steel with a mixed metal point provides excellent abrasion resistance, making it the best quality fountain pen series for this price range.
It also comes equipped with the Slip & Seal Mechanism, which prevents the ink from drying out inside the pen even after a year without usage, providing a stress-free, smooth writing experience at any time. Preppy wa models are particularly appreciated by international customers while the auspicious patterns make them ideal for a casual gift.
Unlike conventional Maki-e, it is applied with silk screen printing instead of urushi lacquer on the underlayer, which is then sprinkled with colored powders such as gold and silver and hand-finished one by one by Maki-e artisans. It gives more thickness compared to normal printing, while the reflections and shades of the powders create a three-dimensional feel
Nib Size: Fine
#1 Fuji – Purple
#2 Kuyo – Black
#3 Fukura Suzume – Pink
＃4 Shima to Tomoe – Red
＃5 Kiku-Karakusa – Green
＃6 Kachimushi – Blue/Black