Wednesday, November 5, 2014


From Manu Propria -
Courtesy of Manu Propria
Here are the details straight from the source-

Miyabi is one of the oldest of the traditional Japanese aesthetic ideals, though perhaps not as prevalent as Iki or Wabi-sabi. In modern Japanese, the word is usually translated as "elegance", "refinement", or "courtliness" and sometimes referred to as "heart-breaker".

The ebonite fountain pen is decorated with Urushi lacquer, a technique called Kuro-Shiage-Tame-Negoro-Nuri.

Normally tamenuri describes a "nuritate" technique on which a final coat of high quality urushi is applied without polishing.

The term "kuro-shiage" means that transparent black urushi is applied and mirror polished.

The Miyabi design differs to the Classic design by a slightly wider cap and a fine gold trim ring on the end of the cap.

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