The elemental spirits celebrate nature. Kindly of countenance, their ferocious nature, hidden for the moment, waits to awaken in answer to an unheard call. Vayu, the Wind-God. Celebrated for his vigorous force. With the gods of fire and water, considered to be one of the three great elements of nature. One of the Jiu No O, the twelve deities adopted by Japanese Buddhism from Hindu Mythology.
Vajrapani, the Thunder-God. Wielder of the thunderbolt. Venerated as the annihilator of evil. Called the ideal in the eyes of the faithful, but a figure of terror to the impious.
From the pantheon of Indian mythology comes the latest masterwork from DANITRIO. Only the celebrated Maki-e artists of DANITRIO could capture and hold Thunder-God and Wind-God for a few fortunate collectors to treasure.
Drawn from a culture where these primal deities are celebrated in paintings and sculptures, our Maki-e artists chose this remarkable design because it so closely matches the theme, taste and sentiment of the "Rin-Ha" arts, including Yamoto-e paintings, considered to be at the core of traditional Japanese arts.
Nowhere is this better reflected than in the Thunder-God vs. Wind-God painting on a folding screen - attributed to the renowned artist, Sohtatsu - which is considered a Japanese national treasure and a masterpiece of Yamoto-e.
It is the spirit and essence of this influential work that served to inspire the maki-e artists who created the "Thunder-God vs. Wind-God," writing instrument. These master artisans designed the pen to reflect the beauty of the gods soaring in the sky. The dynamic and colorful composition is filled with dramatic motion, appropriate to a representation of these key elemental deities.
The Black Background uses sprinkled gold powder to cover the base; sprinkled gold powder, gold foil and Urushi are used to fill in the surface, by the Togidashi method.
The design is made with Gold Taka Maki‑e, surface paintings, Raden, sprinkled gold powder, many different colored Urushi, Togidashi, Gold Maki‑e and bright colored Maki‑e.