創立百周年記念 The 100th anniversary of The foundation

七福神

The Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune: Centennial Commemorative Fountain Pens

In order to celebrate our centenary milestone, we are proud to present The Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune, a collection of superb fountain pens created through the collective craftsmanship of the KOKKOKAI group of Maki-e artisans. The KOKKOKAI is a group of artisans that formed, in 1931, around the late Gonroku Matsuda, who was later to become Japan's most respected Maki-e artisan and a Living National Treasure. Today, the members of the KOKKOKAI—which include Maki-e artisans both working for and independent of PILOT—continue to create superlative lacquer art in order to continue Matsuda's legacy as a Maki-e master.

This collectable set of superlative lacquerware pens, entitled The Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune, has been crafted by 11 veteran artisans, each highly trained in the intricate skills required by their respective disciplines of Maki-e, Chinkin (Gold Inlay) and Nuri (lacquer application). It is a limited edition set; just 25 will be sold worldwide. The set presents the seven deities associated with good fortune in Japan—Ebisu, Daikoku-ten, Bishamon-ten, Benzai-ten, Fuku-roku-ju, Juro-jin and Hotei-son—in Togidashi-Taka Maki-e (Burnished-Raised Maki-e) on seven fountain pens in a design prevalent in the early Showa period, namely a ringtop model with no clip.

  • The Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune:
    Set of Centennial Commemorative Fountain Pens
    Limited edition set (25 available worldwide)

    FV-LPS7-SFJ 5,000,000JPY + tax

    This set of seven fountain pens is presented with a pen tray featuring an image of two classic symbols of longevity, the crane and the turtle, crafted in Togidashi Maki-e (Burnished Maki-e). The set also features a set of limited edition bottled inks, in seven distinct colors, each of which has been carefully created to evoke the character of its corresponding god of good fortune. All of these items are stored in a bespoke presentation box, beautifully finished with a design rendered in Maki-e and Chinkin (Gold Inlay). The lid of the presentation box features a treasure ship carrying the goods of good fortune, crafted by two Maki-e artisans in Taka Maki-e (Raised Maki-e), while the Mt.Fuji in the background and waves beneath the ship have been engraved by a Chinkin master.

    *This centennial commemorative product is a limited edition and will no longer be available once sold out.

  • The Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune:
    Centennial Commemorative Fountain Pens
    Available from March 2019

    FV-LP-(model code)-M 500,000JPY + tax

    Each fountain pen is crafted in Togidashi-Taka Maki-e (Burnished-Raised Maki-e) and features one of Japan's seven gods of good fortune, namely Ebisu, Daikoku-ten, Bishamon-ten, Benzai-ten, Fuku-roku-ju, Juro-jin and Hotei-son. Each pen comes in a bespoke wooden presentation box together with accessories including a limited edition bottled ink and box of cartridges. The lid of the box features as a laser engraving of Mt.Fuji and a treasure ship carrying the goods of good fortune.

    *This centennial commemorative product is a limited edition and will no longer be available once sold out.

  • The Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune:
    Centennial Commemorative Inks
    Available from March 2019

    (Left) INK-LP-15-7SFJ (set) 8,000JPY + tax
    (Right) INK-LP-50-(color code) (each) 1,600JPY + tax

    Each of these limited edition bottled color inks has been carefully created to evoke the character of its corresponding god of good fortune, be that Ebisu, Daikoku-ten, Bishamon-ten, Benzai-ten, Fuku-roku-ju, Juro-jin or Hotei-son. These centennial commemorative inks will be available both in a set of seven colors and individually.

    *This centennial commemorative product is a limited edition and will no longer be available once sold out.