Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
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Namiki Emperor Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen

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$10,900.00
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$10,900.00
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Retail - $15,800.00
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Namiki's 2016 Maneki-neko features cats for better luck and fortunes, as well as, business prosperity. Wishing for good fortune, a cat holding oval-shaped gold coins with its right paw raised is depicted on the cap of the fountain pen. On the barrel of the fountain pen is Maneki-neko wishing for business prosperity by holding Oh-iri-bukuro (a full house bonus bag) with its left paw raised. Oh-iri-bukuro is filled with money and distributed as a congratulatory prize when Sumo tournament is held or Kabuki play performed before a packed audience.

Only 99 Maneki-neko limited edition pens have been made, worldwide. The body of the Emperor sized pen has been decorated by skilled artisan Masaru Hayashi employing refined Maki-e techniques. More notably, the Taka Maki-e technique (high relief designs) which is utilized to imbue the main Manki-neko with an overwhelming sense of presence. The Togidashi Maki-e technique (lacquer layer burnished to reveal the design beneath) is utilized for the mallet of luck and Senryo-bako, as well as, for the pine tree, bamboo and plum tree in the background of the beckoning cat.

The pen comes in a gift box that imitates the Senryo-bako. Inside the gift box are a serial number plate that imitates the small gold coin depicted on the fountain pen. Pine tree, bamboo and plum tree are depicted on a cap of special ink bottle, providing the finishing touch to a wonderful presentation.

- Emperor Size Body
- Taka and Togidashi Maki-e techniques
- Precision 18-karat gold nib with rhodium accents
- Piston filling system