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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pilot Heart Sutra (Hannya Shingyō) (般若心経)

The Heart Sutra (Hannya Shingyo) is a very common theme of many Japanese and Chinese makers including pens manufacturer.

The latest Pilot Heart Sutra on fountain pen is not their first such project. If we remember correctly, Pilot did a similar project back in the '70.

The full script of the Heart Sutra, which consist of  260 Chinese characters, are beautifully painted on the fountain pen.
Every possible space are used paint the sutra.
It is cover with layers of urushi.
It comes in two colors, the red and the black.
These pens comes with the Pilot 18K nib. 

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