Commonly illustrated together in Japanese artwork, the "ryuhou" (Dragon and Phoenix) is the emperor and the emperoress. In Feng Shui, the dragon is seen as the yang while the phoenix is seen as the yin and symbolize meanings of everlasting love and eternal matrimony. Dragons are well respected mythical creatures in Japan and are seen as water deities that control rainfall and all water bodies and has power over harvest, thus, symbolizing wealth and prosperity. It is believe that Japanese dragons are more closely tied to water as Japan is on an island that is surrounded by water. Japanese dragons in particular are typically portrayed with serpent-like bodies and no wings (unlike dragons portrayed in other cultures). The phoenix in Japan reflects a positive meaning (like most cultures). In Japan, it is thought that the phoenix is a symbol of the imperial household and also represents power and strength.
This pen is furnished with an 18k Gold, two-toned #6 nib. What has been described by many Danitrio collectors as the fireball nib is an image of “Kaen-Kohai” which is a flame-shaped halo of “Fudo Myoo” (Acala, the God of Fire). This halo is commonly painted on the back of Japanese Buddhist statues.
The design is made with surface paintings, sprinkled gold powder, many different colored Urushi, Togidashi, and bright colored Maki‑e.