In the past, Pilot Corporation released a limited edition maki-e fountain pen to commemorate Emperor Heisei enthronement ceremony (year 1989).
This year (2019) Pilot Corporation commemorates the emperor’s enthronement ceremony on May 1, 2019 with a launch of a limited edition of 800 pieces of maki-e fountain pen. The Phoenix ( 鳳凰ほうおう) maki-e fountain pen will be launched on May 24th, 2019.
The Chinese mythology bird Phoenix motif is hand painted on the pen barrel. A special box is designed for this major event. A ink bottle cap is printed with the letter of the Japan new era “Reiwa” and May 1st 2019, the original date of the era.