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.