Platinum Izumo Biwatame (Tan) Urushi lacquer Fountain Pen

Platinum Izumo


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A beautifully-crafted Japanese Urushi lacquer fountain pen. Made from turned ebonite (hardened rubber), coated with a succession of hand-applied layers of precious natural lacquer using traditional Japanese techniques. 

Akatame is based on a tan (light brown) sub-layer of lacquer which will show increasingly through the upper layers with use.

The pen is fitted with the famous Platinum 18k President type nib and is shipped in a beautiful traditional Japanese wooden box with a "pen kimono". The package includes an ink cartridge and a converter.  Note: Japanese nibs tend to write finer than European ones, M is close to a European F for example.

The history of Urusi lacquer goes back to the Stone Age.
The timeless art of Urushi has for centuries brought to life the intricate depth of Japanese history and culture.

‘NURI(Urushi coating) has many coating techniques.
Tamenuri (Urushi lacquer) involves many processes. All processes are performed by traditional experienced craftsman.
A vivid beautiful urushi lacquer finish will increase in beauty over time.

The URUSHI fountain pen will outlast an original owner by many generations and passed on for each succeeding generation to enjoy treasure.


  • Nib: 18K gold
  • Nib sizes: Fine (F), Medium (M) (more available soon)
  • Materials: Tamenuri lacquer finish on ebonite body
  • Size: 154mm (total length) (134mm full length when writing) × 180mm (max diameter) )
  • Weight: 34.5g
  • Handmade in Japan.
  • Free worldwide shipping.

All quoted prices include 21% VAT. Please contact us for further details on VAT deduction and check out point 13 of our FAQ if you are based outside the European Union.

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