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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Namiki Emporer Night Line
This is one of maki-e pens that didn't get much attention. This is likely due to the fact that most maki-e collectors and users prefer traditional design and theme as compare comptemory design. I think the artisan Yumi-san has capture the beauty of the night excellently using the raden maki-e technique.
It make me feel sun had completed its day tour, and a dark curtain fell over the land. The twinkling spotlights adorning the velvet texture of the night.
The colorful raden on the pen barrel reflect those of the pen cap giving me the feel there is a low and warning gibbous moon hovered tenuously in the quiet night. The street lamp supplying a very dim light to the passerby.
Ah! I could almost feel the cool night wind blowing on my hair.
It bring back a lot of those good memory when we are much younger. Those wild thing that younger do. Those thing when energy is always unlimited, and time since to be always on our side.
As you turn the pen, you will notice the color of the raden changes. The artisan has skillfully make the transition of the color, giving us the feeling that we are walking under the inky canopy.
The pattern on the barrel is the reflection of the cap. It not only give you the feel of walking under the inky canopy, but beside the river.
Gold dust sprinkle on both end of the pen ... representing the shinning star.