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Yakushima Cedar Wood Screw Cap Fountain Pen - Yasutaka Takeuchi

Sale price$128.00 USD

2 in stock

This exceptional fountain pen is crafted from Yakusugi(Yakushima Cedar), the ancient cedar that thrives naturally in the mountainous regions above 500 meters on Yakushima, an island to the south of Japan. Growing under the harsh conditions of Yakushima, each ring of Yakusugi wood represents years of slow, painstaking growth—often just a few millimeters per year. This results in a grain so fine and dense that it stands in stark contrast to ordinary cedar.

The extreme density not only highlights the exquisite patterns but also ensures remarkable durability, making this pen a reliable companion for years of writing. Yakusugi's strength and endurance are matched by its rarity. Due to strict conservation efforts, harvesting Yakusugi is prohibited, with craftsmen only allowed to use wood from trees naturally fallen or unearthed, making each pen exceptionally rare and valuable.

The pen features a medium nib crafted by Germany's DAYACOM, renowned for its smooth writing capabilities. It uses a versatile converter system that accepts both cartridges and direct ink refills, making it ideal for various writing needs. This Yakusugi fountain pen is perfect for those who appreciate the enduring beauty of nature, encapsulated in a tool crafted to celebrate and endure the passage of time.

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  • Brand: Yasutaka Takeuchi
  • Quantity: 1 pen & 1 ink cartridge
  • Length(Pen):  5.1 inches / 13 cm
  • Weight(Pen): 1.2 oz / 34 g
  • Nib: DAYACOM Iridium Point Nib(Germany)
  • Nib Size: Medium
  • Filling System: Converter(Cartridge and Piston) - DAYACOM
  • Ink cartridge: Compatible with common European standard ink cartridges
  • Note:
    1. Please note that the nib design of the fountain pens may vary. While some may feature a gold finish, others may have a silver-colored exterior.
    2. Please note that each of our wooden pens is uniquely crafted and may vary slightly.

Yasutaka Takeuchi: Master of Handcrafted Pens

Yasutaka Takeuchi, born in 1981 in Mie Prefecture, is a craftsman who has inherited the essence of traditional Japanese calligraphy brushes, a skill passed down from his grandfather's generation. From a young age, Takeuchi harbored a deep admiration for brush artisans, leading him to apprentice under his uncle after graduating high school. Despite shifting to a stable office job upon marriage, his passion for craftsmanship never waned.

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Self-taught, Takeuchi embarked on creating brush prototypes from scratch. His journey into pen-making began serendipitously while researching turning techniques online, where he stumbled upon a pen that captured his imagination.

Takeuchi applies the meticulous craftsmanship of traditional calligraphy brush making, carefully selecting materials and painstakingly shaping and polishing each piece by hand. His pens transcend mere writing instruments, becoming works of art that inspire creativity and innovation in their users.

His pens embody the pinnacle of Takeuchi's craftsmanship, merging Japanese tradition with the artisan's dedication. Owning and using one of Takeuchi's pens is not just about experiencing the joy and pleasure of a fine writing instrument but also about connecting with the rich traditions and passionate spirit of a Japanese craftsman. Yasutaka Takeuchi's handcrafted pens are more than just tools; they are a valuable addition to any collection, symbolizing the fusion of Japanese tradition and artisanal passion.

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Yakushima Cedar Wood Screw Cap Fountain Pen - Yasutaka Takeuchi Sale price$128.00 USD