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  • A bamboo by silver powder [no.11001]
    Price: US$1,000

    Price: US$1,000
    As required by a foreign customer, Nakaya expressed a bamboo written with a brush pen. Bamboo has been described in silver powder by "Tsuke-gaki"method. Although bamboo is a traditional motif, silver bamboo with dark green Urushi as background is fresh. For further requirement on this artwork, please feel free to ask us.
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  • Dragon and White Tiger [no.11002]
    Price: US$12,000

    Price: US$12,000
    In the request from an overseas customer, we Nakaya have developed this product where we have artistically expressed N'Dragon' and "White Tiger", two among the four gods. In our history of special orders, it is a work which is the most expensive in cost and most longest time to complete. Approx. six months for finalization of layout sketch alone and more than ten months to complete the product. N
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  • Mie-kiri-oni Makie-e [no.11003]
    Price: US$11,000

    Price: US$11,000
    "Mie-kiri" means "posing" in Japanese Kabuki dance. And "oni" means demon in Japanese We have developed this model as per request from an overseas customer. It took two months in sketching(selection of the material and the technique) and six months in production. This lead time is almost same as the lead time of our another high class product "Dragon and White lion" which have been introduced at the same corner.(DEC/2006)
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  • Whale and Wave 1 [no.11004]
    Price: US$7,200

    Price: US$7,200
    In ancient days, " whale" have been treated as a greatest among the mammals with power to get over the waves. The image of the waves have been expressed very finely with finishing of lines in gold. Whale's eye have been expressed in golden plate and moustache with gold lines, one by one. Body part is decorated with charcoal powder, finished in black lacquer. Sun set have been expressed with golden powder followed by dull green and red (shu) colors through Akebono-nuri technique. Moreover, the wave is piled up with silver as the material, and each wave rises like one mountain differing each other height, shows that sees from side externals with which the wave is seen faced each other. It is designed to show all waves join at the axis point. The whale which is the main motif is finished up after it piles it up with chacoal by black wax color, and drawing of the teeth and beard is done in gold one by one and artistically. The background is decorated in Akebono paint. It can be said that the excellent background of Akebono paint which uses golden powder for fine expression, is an example of excellent artwork expressed in whale.
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  • Whale and Wave 2 [no.11005]
    Price: US$8,000

    Price: US$8,000
    In ancient days, " whale" have been treated as a greatest among the mammals with power to get over the waves. The image of the waves have been expressed very finely with finishing of lines in gold. Whale's eye have been expressed in golden plate and moustache with gold lines, one by one. Body part is decorated with charcoal powder, finished in black lacquer. Sun set have been expressed with golden powder followed by dull green and red (shu) colors through Akebono-nuri technique. Moreover, the wave is piled up with silver as the material, and each wave rises like one mountain differing each other height, shows that sees from side externals with which the wave is seen faced each other. It is designed to show all waves join at the axis point. The whale which is the main motif is finished up after it piles it up with chacoal by black wax color, and drawing of the teeth and beard is done in gold one by one and artistically. The background is decorated in Akebono paint. It can be said that the excellent background of Akebono paint which uses golden powder for fine expression, is an example of excellent artwork expressed in whale.
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  • Seasonal flower 1 [no.11006]
    Price: US$7,200

    Price: US$7,200
    Peony, daffodil, violet, horsetail, fern, camellia and bellflower all are finely expressed in one single barrel. Golden cuts on some parts and complete lacqering give a feeling of solid touch.
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  • Palmet [no.11007]
    Price: US$1,200

    Price: US$1,200
    Nakaya brand new model based on white "Urushi" lacquer ware. (Base model ; Nakaya Cigar model portable size.) As you see, a pen was finished by white "Urushi" and done Maki-e by black "Urushi" for a motif. Please see below for an explanation about a motif N'Palmet' . N
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  • Camellia [no.11008]
    Price: US$3,100

    Price: US$3,100
    We made Camellia flower based on Sumi "Indian ink" technique. A background is white lacquer ware with gold powders. A camallia is black Urushi after Sumi-ko heaping up technique. The pistil is made by Nashiji (matt finishing) and sprinkled by gold powders. A small bud on the barrel was heaped with silver powders and drew by colored Urushi, finally srrinkled with gold powders.
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  • The Dragon in the heaven [no.11009]
    Price: US$7,000

    Price: US$7,000
    Dragon is an imaginated living creature. Transmitted from China from old times, dragon possess only the good features of all the living creatures. And is considered as the most esteemed among the animals, offering a happy symptom with the feeling of awe by people. Powerful flames coming out from the mouth and the feeling of staring eyes from any angle is artistically expressed exactly as demanded by the customer.
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  • Dragon with cloud [no.11010]
    Price: US$6,000

    Price: US$6,000
    A rising dragon rolling up the clouds is described with a gold Taka Makie. The overall color is in similar tone, except for the Raden of the flare and the dragon ball which has been laid in a red lacquer ware, thus accenting it and giving a compact image. The base model is Cigar portable size.
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  • Dragonfly [no.11011]
    Price: US$4,500

    Price: US$4,500
    Nakaya expressed three dragonflies as one pattern on the barrel, based on a black"Roiro" finished Urushi Maki-e. This design concept have been developed during the conversation with a customer. N
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  • Dragon fly [no.11012]
    Price: US$6,000

    Price: US$6,000
    We use very thin skin of the shellfish "Shiro-cho-gai" for making the wings of a dragonfly. ("Shiro" means white, "cho" means a butterfly, and "gai" equals "kai" which means a shellfish). In order to put the wings on the curved surface of a pen, a craftsman carefully and finely cut it and paste those fine pieces on the pen. This technique is called "Wari-gai".("Wari" means to break or cut). As to the body of a dragonfly, Taka-maki-e technique (the raised lacquerwork) is used for several times so as to express the three dimensional appearance in fine detail. As the finishing, the gold powder is put on and the other fine details are drawn. As the background of the dragonfly, the image of the shinning clouds at sunset is expressed on the barrel. First, "Kin-hirame" (the rough gold powder) and then the gold powder are sprinkled. Wajima maki-e artists use several colors and kinds of red ("shu") urushi such as "Aka-kuchi-shu" (deep red), "Arai-shu" (orange-red), "Nashiji-urushi" and so on. They also paint, dry and polish with their respective materials. Finally, the fine details are drawn and "Tsuyu-tama" (platinum powder) is sprinkled. A dragonfly is traditionally the insect symbolizing the victory and has the image of a good omen in Japan. The red urushi has been used for a longtime because the people respect the color as the symbol of the sun, a flame or a life.
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  • A Forget-me-not [no.11013]
    Price: US$1,200

    Price: US$1,200
    For a Japanese female customer, Nakaya expressed a N'A Forget- me-not'. Base color is Nakaya "Kikyo" blue and leaves in green with silver powder.Also, the word "雅心(miyabi-kokoro)"is described by "Ashide" technique. The "Ashide technique" is entering Kanji character to pictures by deforming charcters. We do not have a picture, but a few bees are drew on a converter. The price of body alone is $1,200, in addition to it, a clip is K18 white gold ($300), and nib is 2 tone color($100) , so a total price is $1,600. as whole. For further requirement on this artwork, please feel free to contact us. N
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  • Ryukyu(Okinawa) Bingata the 2nd version [no.11014]
    Price: US$1,800

    Price: US$1,800
    By the request from a customer, we developed the second model which is based on the motif of "Ryukyu Bingata", a traditional craft from Okinawa. N
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  • Fighting Roosters [no.11016]
    Price: US$8,000

    Price: US$8,000
    The Maki-e tachinic for ths artwork is used welknown traditional method. We Nakaya paid attention to describe a throb feeling and detail description. Please enjoy the expression of scattering like feathers. dancing For further requirement on this artwork, please feel free to ask us.
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  • Hagi (Bush clover) [no.11017]
    Price: US$3,500

    Price: US$3,500
    Same as the Nakaya regular Maki-e collection "Nanten Karakusa", the surface is sprinkled by platinum powders and "Hagi"are also described by platinum powders. Shu (red) parts will be much more redish day by day. It became an elegant piece of art. A grip section is also sprinkled by platinum powders and a "hagi" is described. Please ask us for further questions. N
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  • A raspberry [no.11018]
    Price: US$2,800

    Price: US$2,800
    A motif is written by a hand, and leaves and a part of raspberries are done by "Togi-dashi"(polish) technique. As you know , A color of Urushi lacquer ware is not pure white, however the white color this time is match with a motif. The clor will be bright gradually. For further requirement on this artwork, please feel free to ask us.
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  • Hanuman [no.11019]
    Price: US$3,600

    Price: US$3,600
    Hanuman, a monkey god, is one of the important characters in the Ramayana. Hanuman came to the aid of Rama, a hindu god and helped to defeat evil Ravana and release Sita, wife of Rama from Ravana's grasp. Hanuman is treated as a symbol of trustworthy and alert. In order to decorate the dress of Hanuman, this time Nakaya have used coral, first in the Nakaya history.
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  • Ganesh [no.11020]
    Price: US$3,600

    Price: US$3,600
    Ganesh is a god of prosperity and wisdom in hindu religion. With his elephant head Ganesh is probably the most easily recognized among the gods and also the most popular and important as well. Ganesh's parents are Shiva and Parvati and his vehicle is mouse. Background is artistically decorated with pearl and dress is decorated with coral, same as Hanuman. Pictures below from page1.to 6 is the latest model, some details like crown is expressd more in detail. N
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  • Krishna [no.11021]
    Price: US$3,600

    Price: US$3,600
    We got the order of the Krishna god of the hero who appeared in an Indian myth. The Krishna god is said the eighth incarnation of the Vishunu god of Hinduism, assumed all incarnation's origins, and a god popularfrom India to the world. N
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  • Bamboo [no.11022]
    Price: US$8,000

    Price: US$8,000
    A bamboo keeps its color green, and has deilcacy which endures against hard weather like snow and storm. By this reason, this theme has been liked by Japanese people for long time. One more reason, a bamboo breaks through when expands up, the above part will be occured. This meaning warns person's arrogance. The background is green Urushi lacquew ware and bamboos are described in silver color by N'Tsukegaki' technique.
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  • Jurojin [no.11023]
    Price: US$27,000

    Price: US$27,000
    We Nakaya started several kinds of Urushi lacqerling, patterns , after that proceeded to plants, animals and a cleature in the regend. Final target will be a human being and express a mastle of men and skin of women beautifully and realisticly. Nakaya plans to take 10 years to achieve this artwork.A motif this time is god and one step before the human being. It has taken 2 years to complete. A motif is called "Jurojin", a god of Taoism and also one of the seven gods of good fotune in Japan. This god loves "Sake" (Japanese liquer) and always brushes his long face. He carries `Maki-momo' (a scrolled documents ) and accompany with a clain which is also a symbol of long life. A background is gold nashiji ,Jurojin has been done by Maki-e in gold, silver and Ao-kin (blueish) powders after Gin-Yuji technique. (a heaping up the motif by silver) A crain has done by the same technique as well and a a prt of it's wing has lacquerd in black roiro Urushi and put lines on it. A mountain is polished in gold, a balley is polished in silver, after that drew a picture in gold. Finally a craftmen finished by roiro to gross surface and has complete. Some detail part such as lines of clothes had to take a long time ,however we think we could catch up a little with the highest technique of the most populer time of Maki-e in Edo period.
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  • Seiohbo [no.11024]
    Price: US$40,000

    Price: US$40,000
    This work is completed by using the technique of "Kakiwari Maki-e" following former work Jurojin after the production period of more than one year.. The subject is "Seiohbo" ,the goddess that gives the power to confer a long life. A background of Seiohbo is Maki-e of gold powders and Kin-Hirame. (very thick gold plate.) Clouds and other part of the back ground are partly the same hight, which could be done by a conbination betwee Togidashi (polishing) Maki-e and some other techniques.The Seiohbo itself is using of Gin-yuji raising and Kakiwari Maki-e together. Kakiwari Maki-e is a technique for which only the part in the borderline paints and leaves the lacquer when the borderline is drawn. It means that to write the surroundings of a line ,but to write a line in order to express a line. This technique is so difficult, but suitable for expressing a cheek of a face and so on. The part seen in the line of the pleat etc. of clothes doesn't draw as a line but shows the line by drawing only the parts other than the line. Not like piling up highly technique called N'Taka-Makie' , N'Kakiwari' technique is very difficult to make a thin border line and takes long time.
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  • Ajiro 1 [no.11025]
    Price: US$5,500

    Price: US$5,500
    "AJiro" means a technique of making something by knitting used by bambooi and so on. In ancient times, this technique was used for aristocrat and Samurai's vehicles ,and used for ceilinfg in tearoom. At the present age, "Ajiro"knitted with rattan is seen for a tea canister, a chest of drawers, and a flower vase. These products have a feeling of Specialury and very pupuler product. (Shown in the 6th picture below.) his time, Nakaya remade this Bamboo Ajiro feeling also refered some "Ajiro"Inros by Maki-e in Edo period. To express "Ajiro", Nakaya piled up at the place where each "bamboo" match each other and described in black "roiro urushi"lacquer ware. Lastly, to express a metal fitting which stops each bamboo kntting, Nakaya used a gold (silver) for metal feeling. This artwork looks expensive although there is no motives like others, however, these wrer finished in detail by very high technology, so this is very valueable goods and one of Nakaya's masterpiece. N
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  • Ajiro 2 [no.11026]
    Price: US$5,000

    Price: US$5,000
    This artwork is the second edition of Ajiro finishing. AJiro means a technique of making something by knitting used by bambooi and so on.We made the 2nd edition refered Japanese ansient tools such as Kiseru (pipe) or Inro . We lay outed fastening metal vertically to tha cap and the barel boldly. N
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  • A bamboo trunk of a Sparrow [no.11027]
    Price: US$8,000

    Price: US$8,000
    We made a new pattern of "Ajiro" (bamboo knitting) based on Japanese folk tale "Shita-Kiri Suzume". Suzume (sparrows) put treasure in a small bamboo trunk (in Japanese "tsuzura") and gave it to a kind oldman in this story. The whole body of pen has been made like this "tsuzura" and add some treasure and sparrow. After making a seam by gold、Ajiro pattern was drawn by Shu-ai Urushi. Treasure and a sparrow on a grip section were done by Gin-Yuji heaping up technique and sprinkled gold and silver powders with colored Urushi and polished as final process.
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  • Nanten scatterling (A heavenly bamboo) [no.11028]
    Price: US$5,300

    Price: US$5,300
    Nanten flowers are scattered with trim same as former "Ajiro" based on Piccolo model. This artwork is finished up with the silver powders lacquerling referring to the former work "Heavenly arabesque". N'Although this artwork contains the customer's all favorites factors like a trim of Ajiro, silver finishing and Nantan flowers, it became a good artwork that was able to be the balance. A picture quality on the web has many black dot on it's surface, but true product is really beautiful silver color.
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  • ZaryuⅠ(A Dragon of the Chinese Emperor) [no.11029]
    Price: US$10,000

    Price: US$10,000
    This layout "Zaryu" is the noblest one of the design for dragons and permitted only by the Chinese emperors.
    The dragon posisions it's body in the space, faces to the front, and a number of finger is five.
    "座(Za)" means sitting in Chinese and Japanese, additionary it means "to have a seat with one's arms on handrails of the chair with dignity." in Chinese.
    We express this motif by Kaki-wari and Tsuke-gaki technique with gold and silver Maki-e. 'Ka-en(fire flame)' is by colored Togidashi (polishing up method). Kaki-wari is the technique to describe a line.
    Usually, a craftman writes one line by one writing of a brush pen. On the other hand, Kaki-wari is drawing the surroundings and leaving a ground color in part of one line and showing a line. This technique can show the color shining of the outline more beautifully.
    This artwork is expensive, however we can adjust the budget by using a differnt technique with this layout.
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  • Bell cricket [no.11030]
    Price: US$5,500

    Price: US$5,500
    Also called, "Homoeogryllus Japonicus".After doing Kin-Bokashi (a gradation technique by gold) , a craftsmen put blue sea shell as a body of bell cricket. Then he drew a bell cricket by Maki-e in gold. A bosy of bell cricket is one piece of shell . This size is maximum size as one piece for putting a pen barrel which has curve. It is very hard to recognize even by naked eye, but we can see it's feelers are so thin and coil to the pen.
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  • Maple leaves [no.11031]
    Price: US$1,600

    Price: US$1,600
    This is one of the most populer motif for traditional Maki-e fountain pen among pen lovers and we made it essentially. After drawing a motif by Urushi lacquer ware, a craftsman rubs into colored ,Urushi there after stiffing. After stiffing once again, a craftsmen polishes carefully not to disappear the colored Urushi and to appear the top of each gold powders. On the other hand, we do not use colored-Urushi for a trunk and polish after rubbing Shu-ai Urushi. After that, a craftsmen rubs Shu-ai Urushi for a little leaving once more. Lastly, we describe veins by white Urushi and polosh as the final step. N
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  • A Spider with fireflame [no.11032]
    Price: US$6,500

    Price: US$6,500
    To make a silver N'tame-nuri' surface for whole body, a craftmen sprinkled silver powders and made gradation atomosphere (called "bokashi" ). After that, rubbed a transparent Urushi lacquer ware and polished for silver N'tame-nuri' finishing. A fireflame was pinted by N'Shu(red)' urushi. A spider web was sprinkled by gold powders and did N'bokashi' (gradation) technique. After that, rubbed a transparent Urushi and polished.(called N'togi-dashi') process. A spider was described by N'Taka-Maki-e' (a heaping up) technique in order to express the 3-D effect. The spider's body itsef was sprinkled gold powders, and also used yellow , black urushi and polished. Finaly, a crafmen added some detail parts and did N'roiro' polishing process. A grip section is N'Nashiji' (matt) finishing. A flower is N'tsukegaki' painting. A butterfly was heaped up by Urushi and sprinkled by gld powders and used several colors of Urushi like black, yellow and so on. This artwork has been totally completed by one Maki-e craftmen including it's design who had made previous N'Sumiko' Spider and the web. He put one more autograph N'慶(kei)' , only for the artworks he fullyconcerned. N
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  • A good fortune Lobster [no.11033]
    Price: US$7,000

    Price: US$7,000
    A lobster is one of famous N'good fortune' motives in Japan because of it's long life until the weist bends. A white urushi was rubbed into silver base for the background. A lobster was raised by N'Sumiko'(charcoal) heaping up techniques for so many times and rubbed "Shu" (red) urushi into the raised body and sprinkled gold powders and rubbed "shu" urushi powders again. A craftsman does this process for several times to make reality and polished as final process. We express a body of the lobster realistic by this process and whole body is boldly arranged on a small pen body.
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  • The Sky in Polynesia [no.11034]
    Price: US$1,500

    Price: US$1,500
    This pen was made by a customer who loves artworks of Matisse (Henri Matisse 1869-1954).A motif this time is "The Sky in Polynesia" ,one of cutout by Matisse in 1846. Nakaya kept waiting for the custome so long time, but it took 2 months to approve a layout of checker pattern on a pen barrel, also took 2 months to arrange a bright blue color , and totally took almost 1 year to complete. There are many different points from Maki-e world such as realistic motif, coloring, pop feeling... ,so this artwork was challengeable for Nakaya, but finally we could make an excellent product. A base model is Nakaya N'Piccolo and the 4th picture is original picture.'
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  • Friendly Goldfishes [no.11035]
    Price: US$4,600

    Price: US$4,600
    This is the 2nd version of one of typical motives N' a gold fish and water plant'. The background was done by "'Togi-dashi'(polishing) Maki-e, gold fishes were done by "Taka-maki-e" ,heaping up technique.A tail of goldfishes have shading off ("bokashi") technique. Also, a clip match with pen body could be shown on page 5 and 6.
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  • Goldfishes [no.11036]
    Price: US$1,200

    Price: US$1,200
    We made one of typical motives N' a gold fish and water plant' by Nakaya customers. Gold fishes are polished by N'Shu-kin' (reddish gold powders) and silver powders.Scale is done by gold on layer above body , eyes are black with siver base. Babbles are silver, plant are done by N'Ao-kin' (blue gold.) This artwork did not do, however it is possible to make a gold nashiji on a clip. N
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  • Crab [no.11037]
    Price: US$1,600

    Price: US$1,600
    A customer from UK ordered his favorite picture "An Indian ink drawing N'crabs' " made in Korea to Nakaya pen. Nakaya made this motif by "togi-kiri" maki-e technique with silver based lacquer ware to keep an atomosphere of an Indian ink drawing. This artwork is the first model of "togi-kiri maki-e technique" with silver color. You can have a look at a gold based "togi-kiri maki-e" on this page and also can check a detail of technique.
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  • Dragons "Kyoto Ken-nin-ji temple [no.11038]
    Price: US$3,200

    Price: US$3,200
    This is the order from a foreign customer who visited Kyoto. and asked us to make a picture of "Kyoto Ken-nin-ji' temple.'To describe an atomosphere that dragons appear from between strong clouds, the body of each dragon has been described by Togi-kiri-Maki-e technique with tiny silver powders. A base coat is black Roiro lacquer ware. Strong clouds was used in silver powders as well and Bokashi (gradation) technique has done for several parts of them. Ka-en (A fire flame) is also used silver powders slightly mixed up with Shu (dark red) powders and did Togi-kiri technique. It is not always easy to express a brush artwork(an Indialn ink drawing) to Maki-e, but thanks to Togi-kiri technique,we could approach their quality. The last picture of below is original artwork of Ken-nin-ji dragon which was sent by a customer. N
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  • Shuro tree [no.11039]
    Price: US$3,700

    Price: US$3,700
    Shuro is a evergreen high tree of coconut clan and powerfully expanded it's leaves is feature. A scientific name is Trachycarpus fortunai. We Nakaya drew this motif in a bold composition on Piccolo model. Laeves of this tree were finished by Taka-Maki-e heaping up process in several times by silver powders and gold powders (a grip section). And we used "Akakuchi-Shu(red)" material for base coating for the first time. A vivid Shu(red) matches silver well. *What is Akakuch-Shu? For Nakaya reguler Shu color, we use one kind of Shu material which is called ,"Nikka-shu" or "Tamari-Shu". Powders of Akakuchi-Shu melt very well to Urushi lacquer ware, on the other hand N'Nikka-shu" do not melt perfectly so thateach powders of Nikka-shu float and sink when drawing. So marks of brush tends to remain thinly, therefore, customers used to keep an artwork by Nikka-shu at a distance. However, many customers start to love because they can see the mark of writer (a touch of brush) and getting populer for these several years. This is same thing as a touch of oil pinting attracts us. Moreover, this "Nikka-shu" is smooth surface by polishing many times while an oil painting is not so. Shu color in Urushi world has so many kinds. N
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  • White roses [no.11040]
    Price: US$1,500

    Price: US$1,500
    We expressed harmony of red and white by Maki-e. These two representative colors had been made a comb and so on by ivory in Edo period as well as white(ivory) and gold. We also care the balance of the area (color) between roses and it's background. After paintiong Shu Urushi, we described roses in white Urushi lacquer ware.
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  • Seasonal flowers (ver.2) [no.11041]
    Price: US$5,900

    Price: US$5,900
    This is a black Urushi base of previous artwork "Seasonal flowers".I am sorry to show the low picture quality of the last works, however this motif is populer among Nakaya owners.Many flowers are drawn on this work.Violet(spring), bracken(spring), peony(a beginning of summer), horsetail(summer), bellflower(from summer to fall), narcissus(from fall to winter), and camellia(winter).
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  • A robin with white rose [no.11042]
    Price: US$4,400

    Price: US$4,400
    Partly used Akebono technique as base coating, the main motif was expressed gently. This example of artwork was ordered by foreign customer, however the artwork itself has been made in Japanese style as a result. From the 7th picture shows one more virsion on which the stomach of robin is reddish gold.
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  • Maki-e on Briar model "Glowfly" [no.11043]
    Price: US$1,940

    Price: US$1,940
    The 1st model by Maki-e on the Briar barrel.(light color). A glowfly was expressed by Maki-e with Raden (sea shell) This price consists of the following factor;
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  • Maki-e on Briar model "A Spider" [no.11044]
    Price: US$1,500

    Price: US$1,500
    The 2nd model by Maki-e on the Briar barrel.(dark color). A spider was done by Taka-Makie after Fuki-Urushi coating. We have recieved ohter artworks of which a spaider was motif. Please refer ;
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  • Fire Pattern [no.11045]
    Price: US$1,400

    Price: US$1,400
    We made a N'Fire Pattern' which is frequently used for a racing car etc. by Maki-e technique. To make this design seems to be easy, however, a realistic motif is not a traditional motif for Maki-e, also place where flame and flame come in succession was difficult. ON the other hand, a gradation of each frame was well expressed by Bokashi technique of Maki-e.
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  • A memory of "Un" Statue [no.11046]
    Price: US$2,600

    Price: US$2,600
    We recieved the order about the Statue of Horyuji Temple in Japan from a foreign customer. There are 2 statues (the "A" statue and the "Un" statue) at the Nandai-mon (South gate) of Horyuji temple.This artwork is one of these 2 statues, the "Un" statue. The background is black Urushi, the Un statue is described in gold and highlighted by Gin(silver) bokashi (gradation). A-Un (阿吽) is a transliteration of Snskrit "A-hu", "A" is the first sound (open-mouth sound) and "Hu" is the last sound (close-mouth sound). About two statues like "A-Un"or two dogs at temple, one opens it's mouth, the other one closes it's mouth. This means hitting it off together. .
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  • Minamoto no Tametomo [no.11047]
    Price: US$2,600

    Price: US$2,600
    A motif "Minamoto no Tametomo" is uncle of Minomoto no Yoritomo who was established Kamakura Shogunate. He was also famous for an expert of bow. (1139-1170?) A customer's requirement was using many color powders with Taka-Maki-e. A barrel which is held by Tametomo was done by gold Taka-Maki-e, an allow heah on a grip section was done by silver Taka-Maki-e. A color of nib is ruthenium color to match this allowhead.
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  • a Colored Taka-Maki-e with Nuno(cloth ) kise [no.11048]
    Price: US$3,100

    Price: US$3,100
    We have expressed ivy and vine by colored Taka-Maki-e (heaping up technique) based on the Nuno kise finishing. We used tin with whitish gold as base. Vine has a good meaning of continuing (good) things. It became a beautiful artwork neither the background nor the motif did not have too much luster. A base model is 1mm bigger diameter of ordinal Cigar long size and about 1mm further bigger because of rolling a cloth.
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  • Tennyo no Hagoromo [no.11049]
    Price: US$4,500

    Price: US$4,500
    This is the artwork of Nakaya original Maki-e which was taken high resolutin picture at studio. We received this order from Ukraine government and could take pictures once again. A "celestial maiden's robe of feathers" is one of the "Traditional entertainment series" of NAKAYA. This series have the scenes from Japanese traditional entertainments such as Kabuki, Nou and Youkyoku. A story of the "Celestial maiden's robe of feathers" is well-known to Japanese people: while a celestial maiden was bathing, leaving her robe on a tree branch, a fisherman took her robe and he was shown her dancing for return of the robe. The theme of this fountain pen is this legend of celestial maiden's robe of Miho no Matsubara (name of the beach where this story took place). About the technique "Gin-yuji" :The technique, which was invented by Nagata Yuji, a Makie technician of Kyoto in Edo era, and spread, is called "Yuji". And when silver is used with this technique it is called "Gin-yuji". ("Gin" is silver in Japanese.) TechniquesThe robe, the main point of this picture, is drawn with the technique called "Gin-yuji". The picture is drawn with urushi and polished out the picture after sprinkling silver. With this technique the robe looks voluminous and three-dimensional but sharp. The pine trees are drawn with the technique called "Tsuke-gaki". The picture is drawn with urushi thicker than usual and sprinkle the gold. In this way pine trees look moderate compared to the robe, as if pine trees are seen in some distance. Ground and clouds are finished smoothly with "Togi-dashi Makie" technique. N
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  • Kingfisher 1 [no.11050]
    Price: US$4,500

    Price: US$4,500
    This is the artwork of Nakaya original Maki-e which was taken high resolutin picture at studio. We received this order from Ukraine government and could take pictures once again.
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  • Maki [no.11051]
    Price: US$4,500

    Price: US$4,500
    This is the artwork of Nakaya original Maki-e which was taken high resolutin picture at studio. We received this order from Ukraine government and could take pictures once again.
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  • Owl 2 [no.11053]
    Price: US$3,000

    Price: US$3,000
    This artwork was orderer by Japanese customer. A base is Cigar model long size and black roiro. urushi coating. Owl is piled up by Gin-yuji-uge technique and gold Maki-e. Pupils are Raden (seashell). The color of owl's left pupil and right pupil is the same though sees it is various by the hit condition of the light of raden by the image like that. Grasses are polished by gold powders with colored urushi.
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  • A pair of Foo dogs [no.11054]
    Price: US$7,000

    Price: US$7,000
    This artwork was orderer by a famous actress in America. A base model is the Cigar model (1mm bigger size (17mm) ) coated by white painting with gold powders sprinking. Owl is piled up by Gin-yuji-uge technique and gold Maki-e. Pupils are Raden (seashell). "Un' is expressed on a cap , N'A' is on a barrel. These N'A-Un' is typical name of pairing in Oriental world. (Please read an explanation about A-U
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  • The moon [no.11055]
    Price: US$2,800

    Price: US$2,800
    We boldly expressed the moon by only using silver powders. A base model is Nakaya Cigar modle long size. A craftsmen piled up silver powders so many times, at the same time he made lower toward the edge and rubbed black Urushi. A color of the nib is rhodium .
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  • Shi-shi no ko otoshi [no.11056]
    Price: US$9,000

    Price: US$9,000
    Background of "Shi-shi no ko otoshi" (A mother lion pushes her children to the bottom of a ravine) The lion is the King of beasts. A mother lion pushes her children(leopard) off from the cliff to the very deep bottom of a ravine and she raises only those who can crawl up. We NAKAYA expressed this famouse Japanese legend into our Maki-e fountain pen in the demand of the foreign customers. The long and slender shape of the fountain pen assist our Maki-e artists to express the legend by drawing lion, cliff and lion's children crawled up scene in a artistic way.TechniqueMain tecqunique is "Gin-yuji" method. "Gin-yuji" is the technique which heaping up by silver. The detail is piled up many times many times with the lacquer. (production period eight months) The rise up parts are decorated with Maki-e art. Wave and other silver colored places are finished with genuine platinum. Due to the curved surface of a fountain pen, the piling work is very serious and hard. Pilling up in the direction of 360degree along the phase of fountain pen, alone takes half a year. N
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  • Silver bokashi "Acsending Dragon" [no.11057]
    Price: US$2,600

    Price: US$2,600
    On the "Aka-tame" surface, we done Gin(silver) bokashi (gradation) same as gold bokashi. After that, an artist described a dragon by Taka-Makie technique in silver color. This model has metalic feeling different from current "Aka-tame Sukashi dragon" models. This corner has 6 pictures. The first 3 pictures model is smaller part of Silver(Gin) bokashi at the top and the end of barrel compare to the last 3 pictures (4 to 6) model. N
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  • Kiku zukushi [no.11058]
    Price: US$4,500

    Price: US$4,500
    Background of "Kiku zukushi"We were always thinking the first motif NAKAYA would use was "Kiku" (chrysanthemum). Kiku is well known as one of the most familiar flowers for Japanese. From the shape of Kiku whose flower leaves are spread like ray, it is used as metaphor of the sun. It is the symbol flower of the emperor family and also it is the top flower of the 100 flowers of Japan. It is said that Kiku has the meaning of "never get old, never die", "long life", "no sickness", "remove the negative vibes from home". Kiku is said to come from China and it was the most popular flower in Kan era already. People also drunk Kiku as natural medicine for long life. This belief is still alive in Japan to have the habit of watching Kiku while drinking Kiku sake at the time of Double Ninth Festival. Techniques Base coating is done with blue powder and five types of Kiku flowers are painted with different sizes of gold powder. The techniques used here are "Kaki-wari", "Tsuke-gaki", "Taka Makie" which made this painting elegant and magnificent. Kiku is painted with the technique "Togi-dashi" (polished out). To implement various size of gold powder realizes the three dimensional looking. N
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  • "Ku-roku"(Nine deers) [no.11059]
    Price: US$5,800

    Price: US$5,800
    Background of "Ku-roku"(Nine deers) A deer is translated "Shika" or "Roku" in Japanese. "Ku"or "Kyu" is meaning of "nine" also in Japanese.So this title "Ku-roku" means "nine-deers." The sound "Roku" (the second sound of deer in Japanese) has other meaning such as "remuneration", "salary" and so on. So deer ("roku") used to be a good animal to increase remuneration. On this pen , you can count six deers and two set of angles, and one more deer is "roku-roku (six-deers) ", altogether "nine-deers(ku-roku)".
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  • "Nanten Karakusa" (Nandina arabesque design) [no.11060]
    Price: US$3,000

    Price: US$3,000
    Background of "Nanten Karakusa"Nanten(Sacred banboo, Nandina) seed has purifying effect and said to be good for back pain. Its leaves has also bactericidal effect and is used to put under raw fish. The sound "Nanten" can be written in other Chinese characters which then means "to turn the bad luck", and therefore it is popular to be used as design of luck. Techniques On the undercoating of platinum, Nanten is painted in Karakusa design with platinum powder and colored urushi lacquer on the whole barrel. Platinum undercoating: A type of "Ji-maki" (undercoating) where platinum is sprinkled on the whole surface. There are also gold undercoating and silver undercoating. Tsuke-gaki: A type of Makie techniques. Paint with sticky urushi lacquer and sprinkle powder on it. N
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  • The Shoki chaces the Demon [no.11061]
    Price: US$10,000

    Price: US$10,000
    Background of " The N'The Shoki chaces the Demon " Shoki (Shoki -----the terminator of the demon) is believed to be a legendary figure in China. They say he saved the Genshuu Emperor from a calamity, disease and frightening apparition in Tang Dynasty in China. He is now believed to be God of defeating epidemic and well-being of family. It is a symbol who wishes boys' healthy growth in the Boys' Festival on May 5th in Japan (It is called N'Tango-no-sekku'.). Shoki's eyes are now described smaller as Japanese style, while we can make them bigger as original Chinese style. (Our technique)After lacquering urushi, the craftsman sprinkles gold powders on it. After firmly fixed, he lacquers urushi again and polishes it up. The pattern is piled up little by little as he heaps up gold powders (Kin-yuji-age) and silver powders (Gin-yuji-age). Kin-hirame (gold small plates) are used on some parts. He sprinkles gold powders again and lacquers various kinds of polychrome urushi and polishes it up. He makes a picture again on the top of the layer with gold and silver powders and rubs Ki-urushi (transparent urushi) and polishes it up. N
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  • Enko-sokuen-zu [no.11062]
    Price: US$4,000

    Price: US$4,000
    Background of "Enko-sokuen-zu" As you see, a monkey reached his long hand and tries to get the moon onthe reflection pond. This monkey misunderstands the reflected moon as real one and it is called "Enko-sokuen-zu". We can see this picture at N'Konchi-in' temple in Kyoto. (this picture is one of the important Japanese culture heritages. This Fusuma-e (Japanese traditional sliding door ) is welknown because this was drawn by Tohaku Hasegawa (1529-1610).However the composition itself was transmitted from old China . N
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  • A Tiger and bamboo 1 [no.11063]
    Price: US$7,000

    Price: US$7,000
    Background of "A Tiger and bamboo"From the ancient period, "White tiger" has been treated as one of the four gods and defending the west.It is also used as for extracting out "Five poisons" making pressure to dishonest.Tiger fighting against dragon has the meaning that power is not easy to decide on victory or defeat. Technique First of all, the base is polished with the lacqering followed by sharpening of bamboo wood and further polishing it with the lacqering . Over the polished lacquer, the main subject TIGER is drawn with the high giltted lacquer. The parts of tiger's eyes are expressed finely with the flat lacqering. The body portion is artistically painted to bring the similiar golden color shade as of real tiger expressing the sense of strongness. N
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  • Phoenix [no.11064]
    Price: US$7,000

    Price: US$7,000
    Background of "Phoenix"In the legend of ancient China, the Phoenix lived in the paulownia woods and eat nuts of bamboo ,so that the Phoenix was called Kissyo (fortune). In Japanese ,they call "Hou-oh" . "Hou" is male and "Oh" is female and people treat "Hou-oh" as symbol of good couple and also the leader of the creatures with feather. In Japan, the Phoenix was used the trade mark only for the emperor. And historically in China, the dragon is a symbol of the Emperor, the phoenix is a symbol of the Queen. Technique The background is described by Togi-dashi(polish up ) method in gold and Nashiji, the Phoenix and paulownia woods are described by Taka-maki-e method. Raden (mother of pearl) is used for a part of paulownia flowers and it makes the Phoenix elegant. A black ivy which you can see at the center of pen barrel is the tail of the Phoenix drawn in Arabesque style. This tail is "Togi-dashi" (polishing up) process by silver. Since a craftsman sprinkles (Maki-e) a little bigger sized silver powder on black urushi surface, you may see it as black color at first glance , but in actual the color is dark silver. N
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  • "Botan" 1 (Peony flowers) [no.11066]
    Price: US$4,500

    Price: US$4,500
    About "Botan" ( Peony flowers )'Botan' (Peony flowers) are described in "Sumiko"-heaping up method on the Gold Maki-e surface. N'Botan' are heaped up by "Sumiko" (charcoal powders) 5 or 6 times so that the flowers has finished three-dimensionally.TechniquesAfter lacquering urushi, the craftsman sprinkles gold powers on it (this is the process of "Maki-e" ). After firmly fixed, he lacquers urushi again and polishes it up. The craftsman describes flowers by urushi and sprinkles charcoal again and again. Finally, he lacquers it in black and rubs Ki-urushi (transparent urushi) and polishes it up. N
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  • Ryukyu Bingata 1 [no.11067]
    Price: US$4,500

    Price: US$4,500
    Customer's request enhanced us to collaborate with the Ryukyu Bingata dyeing methodFor ladies's full dresses or traditional clothes for ritual accouterments, cloth was dyed with imprinting technique in the Ryukyu Kingdom. This is believed to be an origin of Ryukyu dying method. The Bingata dyeing method was introduced from Java, Indonesia and India and China from 14th to 15th century when the Ryukyu Kingdom was actively trading with these countries.It was also affected by Kyoto Yuzen dyeing method. Bingata naturalized various kinds of oriental culture and established its unique style expressing the rich colors of nature in Okinawa. Bingata became valuable trade goods to the Chinese Fujian market as mysterious, beautiful dye goods and it had been valued highly under the protection of the Ryukyu Kingdom since then. "Bingata" uses a lot of vivid colors and motifs in a pattern. It is stereoscopic due to "Kuma-dori" dyeing, which gives a gradation to a color. As you can see, this fountain pen is designed in the motif of "a crane and iris flowers", which is a typical design in Ryukyu-Bingata.In the original design, you can see two cranes but we put one big crane on the body of the fountain pen due to the limited space. This pen will be one of articles for presentation to a president of a certain country in the spring of 2005. In the motif of the following work of Mr.Fujisaki Makoto, an imminent writer of the Bingata dyeing method, we developed a lacquer work in fountain pen. N
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  • An owl over the moon light [no.11069]
    Price: US$4,350

    Price: US$4,350
    This artwork was orderer by Japanese coustomer. A base is Cigar model long size and black roiro. urushi coating. This work did not use Bokashi (gradation) ,so that the contrast of the motif and the background is clear.
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  • Ashi [no.11071]
    Price: US$2,700

    Price: US$2,700
    At a glance, this model looks quite and sober, however used difficult Maki-e technique called "Kaki-Wari" Maki-e By using this technique, a craftsman expressed read ona whole body. It was also difficult to write reed in black on black back ground. N
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  • Lotus Flower [no.11072]
    Price: US$900

    Price: US$900
    One motif on the grip section by the highest techique (Taka-Makie). A motif is a lotus flower on gold Nashiji gradation and put colors by rubbing into Shu(red) and green. There is only one part of motif, but elegant and beautiful.
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  • A folding screen of flowers [no.11073]
    Price: US$3,900

    Price: US$3,900
    We drew chrysanthemum flowers on gold nashiji (gradation) surface. A white seashell is embedded under the center of the flower.
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  • Scary cat behind a broken Shoji [no.11074]
    Price: US$7,400

    Price: US$7,400
    We received the 4th order of a female writer in Japan. (previous artworks are Chinkin 3cats, Kuniyoshi cat, and Matisse). This artwork describes a scene of a scary cat is breaking Shoji(Japanese paper screen) and enter. An explanation about this pen is below.
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  • The East encounters the West 3, Phoenex and Dragon's dances [no.11075]
    Price: US$5,000

    Price: US$5,000
    We finished up this work by rubbing into to gold and silver powders with several pigment spent on "Foo Dogs" because of specification of gorgeously finishing it up without using the material of the animal origin such as Raden sea shells.
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  • A descending Dragon [no.11076]
    Price: US$8,800

    Price: US$8,800
    A very populer motif "dragon" among Nakaya motives, a "Descending Dragon" is this time work. A dragon , has been living for a long period on the ground ascend to the heaven and catch a dragon ball. And the dragon trains there for long years and descends to the ground after training. There are many region opinions about how many years for staying in the heaven such as 100years, or 1,000 years. Also it is said that the color of dragon's body when falling when rising is also different though the acending dragon and the descending dragon are a pair of one. A craftsmen use "Hari-Kaki" technique which is scratching small lines by needle for the dragon's scale. A background is Taka-Makie , a grip section is clouds by several kind of fine gold powders.
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  • A good fortune talisman [no.11077]
    Price: US$1,700

    Price: US$1,700
    We put many typical good fortune talisman on whole body of the pen. Motives are a crane, a turtle, a pine tree, a bamboo and a plum tree. Each motif is roundly designed and arranged in the whole.
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  • Zaryu 2 [no.11078]
    Price: US$1,500

    Price: US$1,500
    This layout "Zaryu"is the noblest one of the design for dragons and permitted only by the Chinese Emperors. The dragon posisions it's body in the space, faces to the front, and a number of finger is five. This is the second work of Zaryu. A color of background is specail color of the Chinese Emperor. A dragon is drawn in Shu (red) color to the detail.
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  • Plum tree at night [no.11079]
    Price: US$4,800

    Price: US$4,800
    We made a famous Ukiyoe art to the pen. Ukiyoe is 夜の梅(plum tree at night) , a famous worker (Ukiyoe-shi), Harunobu Suzuki in Edo period. (1725-1770) The original artwork is strored in Metropolitan musiam. A face, branches of tree, Kimono are exquisitely expressed.
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  • Jidai Nuri, "Bamboo" [no.11080]
    Price: US$1,100

    Price: US$1,100
    The second work of Jidai-Nuri technique. A motif is "Bamboo" is welkown as a symbol of vitality. Bamboo grow up straight to the heaven , evergreen, fast growth. N
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  • "Nine Dragons" by Jinyo [no.11081]
    Price: US$2,500

    Price: US$2,500
    The Nine Dragons once in 60 years. The year 2012 on the Western calendar is also Jin-shin(壬辰), the 29th year of the 60th sixty year cycle in the Chinese traditional calendar. On the other hand, Nakaya was eatablished in 2000 as firm and also the Dragon year. We Nakaya has been making many kinds of dragons by many kinds of technique. In honor of this event, we are producing a special edition fountain pen. The Chinese character『壬』, connected to the Chinese character『妊』, means a birth of life.『壬』 is also the ninth Chinese character. And from ancient times in China , the number nine 『九』 is thought of as very important and special, in part because of its closeness to the number 10, which is considered best.The nine 『九』is used sometimes in China , for example there is the『九龍地区』 Kowloon Area in Hong Kong City,『九霄云外』, which means Beyond the Sky or End of the sky, and very famous word 『九五の尊』,which means king or power itself. In honor of this anniversary year, which comes just once every sixty years, We produced this work by meaning of N'nine' and "Nine dragons" by Jinyo by special made high viscoscosity black roiro urushi lacquer. The explanation about Jinyo and Nine Dragons are under the pictures. Jinyo(1189-1258)Born in Southern Son (the ancient Chinese country.) He was welknown as dragon's artist from then and his vital brush touch strongly impressed peoples and peoples called him "The oriental Michelangero". Unfortunately,they say the only few works still remain. "Nine Dragons" is kept in Boston art musium in the U.S. and others are in art musium in China as the first class artwork, An explanation of nine dragons ; (1)A sticking out dragon from rocks. (2)A dragons flies inside of clouds, (3)A dragon hold rocks and ascends to the heaven. (4)A dragon flies by the vigorous stream. (5) A dragon leaps to the heaven. (6) A descending dragon. (7)A dragon fights in the waves. (8)A dragon is lively moving of clouds. and (9) A dragon lies down on the rocks.
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  • Jidai Nuri, "Grapes" [no.11082]
    Price: US$1,100

    Price: US$1,100
    A motif is "Grapes". Grapes are famous for descendant prosperity because of a bunch of fruits and vines of grapes means unbroken continueing.
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  • Clover Arabesque [no.11083]
    Price: US$1,300

    Price: US$1,300
    The color of base coat is Light blue. A craftsman put clover leaves in green color on this surface. We think we could finish cute and elegance work.
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  • A cat by"Kuniyoshi Utagawa" with customer's diamond [no.11085]
    Price: US$4,000

    Price: US$4,000
    This is the second version which Nakaya corrabolated with customer's diamond. The last one is a diamond mounted on the clip, this time customer loves catas and she chose the Ukiyoe of a cat by Kuniyoshi Utagawa. Nakaya layouted this motif on the barrel and imbet one diamond to the neckless and also set big diamond from her at the end of the barrel. Although this pen used many material such as diamonds ,gold, and transparent material, the product itself and completed a gentle masterpieces. The Maki-e converter is extra charge.
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  • Water Dragon [no.11086]
    Price: US$6,000

    Price: US$6,000
    This model of dragon is one based on the Chinese zodiac of 2012. The waterfalls stream is drawn with Keshi Gin, and Tame-sukashi is done with new Urushi in green. A gold dragon is illustrated on it, and by partially piling up the new Urushi, we have captured an image of a dragon ascending from the waterfall. A rock breaking the surface of the water is heaped up high with Gin Yuji while flowing showers are expressed by using palladium powder. The masterpiece was put together by combining different techniques and expressions. The base model is Cigar long size.
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  • "The Fujin and the Raijin" (A wind god and the thunder god) [no.11087]
    Price: US$10,000

    Price: US$10,000
    A base model: Cigar model long size, Max diameter 17mm models.It is the artwork which the motif of ‘’Fujin Raijin’’ has been long loved in Japan drawn from a large number.A taka-maki-e has done on polishing of gold, after that we plaster up green and red color Urushi to gold or silver base to be a shiny color.
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  • Cherry blossoms in evening [no.11089]
    Price: US$2,900

    Price: US$2,900
    The technique of Maki-e is same as a previous work called ‘’ Ashi’’ (read).We lay out a branches of cherry trees and blossoms on the center of pen body, sprinkled blossoms to the entire body.A craftsman put a bark to expressed a detail of branch and bloomed flowers.In addition, black flowers come floating when we look closely and delighted in the expressive image.A base model ; Cigar model / portable size.
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  • Gold Dragon [no.11090]
    Price: US$15,000

    Price: US$15,000
    A dragon ascend to the heaven while wriggle violently.We drew this dragon by Taka-Maki-e in gold based on sprinkled gold on Arai-Shu surface.A technique this time is traditional one and not new.However each pieces of scale heap up very high and powerful work.A base model ; Cigar model / long size. (thick body)
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  • Ayakashi2 Shu Koboku [no.11091]
    Price: US$5,700

    Price: US$5,700
    This is a new edition to the “Ayakashi” series.The image is one of a monster breaking free from being locked up and checking to see if it’s alright to emerge to the outside world.This pen has been finished with what is known as “Shu Koboku”. The irregularities in the surface are first made using Urushi. Another thin layer of Urushi is then added. It is finished with Fuki-Urushi after sprinkling and affixing a Shu(red) pigment.The texture of the surface is close to that of Ayakashi, the first in the series, but since Sumiko is not used we are introducing it here. A base model : Cigar model / long size.
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  • Sperm Whale [no.11092]
    Price: US$8,400

    Price: US$8,400
    The design on this pen represents a fight between a sperm whale and a giant squid unfolding in the deep sea.The whale is finished with Sumiko and the squid with Taka-Makie. This provides a wonderful contrast, which is further accented by a stream of water in Raden.A base model : Cigar model / long size.
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  • E-Kin・Rouben sugi-no-yurai [no.11093]
    Price: US$7,000

    Price: US$7,000
    The motif of this pen comes from a theatrical picture drawn on a folding screen by Kinzo (Kinzo Hirose ・ E-Kin), a famous painter in Kochi.The legend is of Roben, a high priest at Todaiji temple who was taken by an eagle at age two and placed under a cedar tree in front of Kasuga shrine where he was rescued. The scene has been reproduced in Kabuki plays and so forth.This pen reproduces the eagle, Roben and the mother, who goes into a panic when she realizes her boy is missing, the central characters in the scene taken from the folded screen.[Comment on technique]For the eagle, the entire area is drawn in silver and layers of black and dark blue are added before grinding back relevant parts in a technique known as Togidashi.The wings are expressed using the Kakiwari, where the design is left in reverse in order to reveal the underlying layer of Urushi.For the feathers on the head, the red is ground back to the silver background (Iro-togidashi).For the mother’s kimono, the colors (red, blue, green) are ground back to the gold background (Iro-togidashi).The hair is drawn in black with further details added. It is shown in a dishevelled state.The Tosa Akaoka Ekin Matsuri (festival) is held in July every year in the local area of Kochi when it is possible to view the folding screen with the aforementioned picture.*Akaoka Town, Konan City, Kochi PrefectureA base model : Cigar model / long size.(thick body)
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  • Kiba Musha - War-horse knight [no.11094]
    Price: US$6,500

    Price: US$6,500
    This pen is ordered from Taiwan.In the China region, the horse is a good luck charm meaning success and advancement, and this pen was made as a gift to give from wife to husband.The basic methods used are a combination of iro-togidashi (gold powder base) and kakiwari (design is left in reverse in order to reveal the underlying layer of lacquer).[Comment on technique]Horse on cap: The black is ground back to a gold background (iro-togidasi).Samurai kariginu (garment worn in religious ceremonies):The tea color is ground back to a gold background (iro-togidashi).Horse on body: The white is ground back to a gold background (iro-togidasshi).Samurai kariginu: The blue is ground back to a gold background (iro-togidashi).The red for the harness is the same, with the details of the tassel being added with fine lines. The lines for the horse itself are produced using the kakiwari technique.A base model : Cigar model / portable size.(thick body)
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  • The Fujin and the Raijin Ⅱ (A wind god and the thunder god Ⅱ) [no.11095]
    Price: US$13,500

    Price: US$13,500
    This is the second version of the “The Fujin and the raijin” series which features two changes from the previous product.The background has been changed from gold to red (“shu”) while the wind god’s futai (bag of wind) has been expressed using raden technique.The new red background makes the two gods stand out even more.Uses a cigar barrel (long and thick size).
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  • A folding screen of flowers II [no.11096]
    Price: US$4,300

    Price: US$4,300
    In order to meet demands, we have designed a folding screen of flowers with a different and equally impressive background color. We laid a white urushi on the gold background allowing to utilize a softer image thus enhancing the floral arrangement aiding it to stand out even more. Another change was made to the color of “Raden” at center of the chrysanthemum from white seashell to blue seashell. Base model: Cigar model / portable size
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  • Scarlet rosemallow (Hibiscus coccineus) [no.11097]
    Price: US$2,500

    Price: US$2,500
    This is Makie pen based on our briar model.
    The flower of the scarlet rosemallow has been expressed with shu (red) urushi on a gold background while the leaves and bud were personified with the use of green and greenish yellow urushi on a gold background. It also incorporates “Shuai-urushi” accenting shade and adding more depth to the overall design.
    The detail of the bud uses “Kakiwari” technique.
    From the cap of the pen to the pen body all is wrapped with “Raden”.
    By using “Raden”, “Shuai-urushi” becomes thicker which gives a blackish finishing, however as time passes, the grain of the briar will gradually become more prominent.

    The nib, clip and the ring are coated with pink gold.
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  • Cherry blossoms by silver powder [no.11098]
    Price: US$1,500

    Price: US$1,500
    We have brought cherry blossoms to life with silver powder. Previously we had released the same styled but with a bamboo image (“A bamboo by silver powder”). Upon customer’s request we replaced this image with that of the well loved cherry blossom. Much like the bamboo, cherry blossoms are a traditional and commonly used motif for Japanese people. Once again we have succeeded in making a modern looking design while embracing tradition. The detail of the cherry tree’s bark accents the imagery. The black base color gives a brighter contrast to the overall image. As time passes, the colored urushi such as shu (red) and green convert to the lighter color while the black always retains its darkness. If you want the color to remain the same, we recommend choosing black base color. Base model: Cigar model / portable size
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  • The Fujin and the Raijin IV (A wind god and the thunder god IV) [no.11099]
    Price: US$13,500

    Price: US$13,500
    This is the forth version of “The Fujin and the Raijin” series. One of the primary colors is Sabi-Nando (type of blue-green), a well-known and traditional Japanese color. We also incorporated with it a Nashiji platinum powder to form a stunning base. The wind god’s futai (bag of wind) has been expressed using raden technique on the second series, but this time we have used an eggshell. A pure white color could not be expressed using Urushi, so in order to express the desired white color on Makie, it is common to use quail eggshell that has been tooled to a thin layer. Perhaps surprisingly, this is our first pen to use an eggshell. We have produced three types of Taka-Makie with the same design, and we think each of them has its own originality. In this series we aimed to achieve a modest beauty with an outstanding style. Base model is cigar model long (thick) size.
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  • Bird in chaos [no.11100]
    Price: US$12,000

    Price: US$12,000
    One of Nakaya’s characteristics of Makie is to get out of the common idea of Makie at times. This embodies exactly that, a product made by using high skilled techniques while choosing an eccentric motif. The base color is a matt black surface of Sumiko. Over it, we illustrated a character using silver Taka-Makie in whole, while adding partially a heap up of black Urushi. By making it in monochrome touch overall, we think we have expressed a dried grotesque. Base model is Cigar model long size.
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  • Venetian Moon [no.11101]
    Price: US$4,400

    Price: US$4,400
    “Venetian moon” is a western model of Makie. The Venetian streets are described through the cap and body, and the crescent moon at its zenith was expressed by Raden. Together with the naïve line, it gives a finish like an antique designed pottery. The background looks like it is fine Raden on black base, but it is a combination of blue Kanshitsu Togikiri and powdery shells allowing to bring a sense of depth to the design. The streets are brought to life with different colors on gold background, and small round pieces of Raden are scattered on the body. The base model is Neo-standard model.
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  • Desert Moon [no.11102]
    Price: US$2,800

    Price: US$2,800
    Following the release of “Venetian Moon,” we have created an exotic Makie.
    The work is done by effectively combining a simple application of techniques.

    Different sizes of the togi-dashi of kin-nashiji are applied to the ground and throughout the night sky. The camels of a caravan journeying their way in the desert are expressed by Yako-Makie.

    The base model is the cigar model, long size.
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  • Wakatake (Young Bamboo) [no.11103]
    Price: US$2,900

    Price: US$2,900
    A green tsuke-gaki (direct drawing) method is applied.
    Commonly, bamboo grows in an upright course. However, by describing it rising in a wavy pattern, the vigor represented in a bamboo is expressed.
    We made this model on twisted decapod barrel, it can be also illustrated on a round barrel if you desire.
    Please make inquiry for the round barrel price.
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  • Cat on a Double‐Flowered Cherry Tree [no.11104]
    Price: US$4,400

    Price: US$4,400
    Once again, an interesting motif has been selected for our work.

    The base is made of a white urushi (pure white cannot be produced because the natural lacquer color will always emerge).
    Double cherry blossoms on the cap are brought to life by using a pink colored layer that is blended into the gold base.
    The petals are laid out in an overlapping pattern, and finally the stamens are finely illustrated in gold. The leaves are painted in a gradation of green and red on a gold background, while the veins of a leaf are drawn in gold much like the flowers.
    The branches on the body are painted in black on a gold background providing a visual texture of the tree bark. Raden is utilized for the cat’s eyes.
    The Japanese white-eye drawn on the grip section has been highlighted with greenish yellow color.

    The base model is a cigar model, portable size.
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  • Sakura Sakura [no.11105]
    Price: US$1,970

    Price: US$1,970
    This model was produced as a gift for our customer’s daughter who has a passion for music.

    The opening part of a Japanese folk song “Sakura Sakura (Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms)” is described around the body.
    Makie is not an art of tracing along the edge of a ruler, therefore, it is more difficult to express a straight line. Nonetheless, we can say that the musical scale is well represented on this model.

    The cherry blossoms scattered on the pen are noted in gold and black, and a spring haze is brought out by drawing some in gradation.

    The base model is a writer model, long size.
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  • Soga Shouhaku/Unryu-zu [no.11106]
    Price: US$5,000

    Price: US$5,000
    We have created a makie of Unryu-zu, a masterpiece of Soga Shouhaku, an artist of the mid-Edo period.

    Silver color was harmonized on a black base while a similar taste to sumie was created by utilizing a technique of heaping up and polishing.
    We believe we were able to reproduce a touch of Shouhaku’s humor.

    The original painting stored in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) is a masterpiece of Shouhaku, which is painted in eight panel-folding screens.
    We have used the four panels from the left as a motif.

    The base model is a cigar model, portable size with a thick body.
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  • Daimyo Procession [no.11107]
    Price: US$10,000

    Price: US$10,000
    This is a masterpiece of makie. It incorporates a highly detailed design.
    Please take a look at the image first.

    The length of the traditional procession is at about 150mm in which 29 men, two horses and a kago (special palanquin used for carrying a daimyo) are drawn.
    In about 2mm of space, a person’s face has been expressed in harigaki (engraving in lacquer with a needle), while in a millimeter space the string of straw sandals are drawn on their feet, bordering the outline in gold.
    Each person’s face has different expressions, which makes the pen unique.

    The base model is Cigar model long size (thick body).
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  • Kaguya-hime [no.11108]
    Price: US$4,500

    Price: US$4,500
    The main character of one of the oldest Japanese monogatari (fictional prose) “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”, a young girl named “Kaguya-hime“, has become a motif for this pen depicted in different Maki-e techniques.
    In order to express the beauty of Kaguya-hime we have painted her robes in Shu, Blue and Purple Colors, and gave her hair a slight feeling of volume by heaping the lacquer up a bit.
    Next, we spread gold on the background, depicted silver moon and golden bamboo forest and using a coarser golden powder we created a feeling of distance around Kaguya-hime.

    Base model: Cigar, Piccolo Size
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  • Ayakashi Ⅲ [no.11109]
    Price: US$5,000

    Price: US$5,000
    This pen is a new edition to "Ayakashi series". We created it on request of a client who wanted to combine the elements of previous pens of this series.
    This time the pen has been finished with Shu Roiro, and the part around the crack was heaped up with the powder made of dry Urushi. Again, we used Ginyuji technique (method of heaping the picture up with silver powder) for Dokkosho, a talisman used to keep evil spirits away, on the backside of the pen. The monster itself was depicted in Taka maki-e technique. All the details, including the direction of the gaze coming from the crack were carefully discussed with the client.

    Base model: Cigar, Piccolo Size
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  • Momiji ni Ao no Tori (Blue Bird Among the Autumn Leaves) [no.11110]
    Price: US$2,500

    Price: US$2,500
    Upon customer’s request we have set a blue bird on the branch of tree covered in Maple leaves(momiji).
    All of the bird’s body is painted with blue over a layer of gold. The wings were created by first drawing the thin lines with gold, and then spreading tiny shells all over.

    Base model: Neo-standard
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