Namiki 2024 Limited Edition Yukari – Bumblebee - Medium

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Regular price $2,400.00

Pilot Corporation of America is proud to present the 2024 Limited Edition Yukari - Bumblebee (丸花蜂). The motif of the pen, inspired by the theme of symbiosis, illustrates a harmonious relationship between the flora and fauna of the
natural world, capturing the essence of mutualism.


A bumblebee, with its slightly larger, rounded body cloaked in soft hairs, serves as a vital role in pollen transportation. Found globally, they have become indispensable pollinators for numerous plants and flowers. Keen garden enthusiasts often embrace bumblebees in their gardens, appreciating their docile nature and rarity of stinging. Their diligent foraging is often celebrated as an emblem of intelligence and independence. 

Blue Salvia stands prominently amidst the backdrop. The Blue Salvia is a flower native to North America, celebrated for its vibrant purple-blue blossoms and symbolism of respect, wisdom, and familial love. Its sweet nectar draws a ballet of pollinators, brightening our world. Easy to cultivate, Blue Salvia allows gardeners to partake in the joys of planting, mirroring the interconnectedness and mutual support inherent in nature.

The pen is exquisitely decorated with a depiction of bumblebees collecting nectar, employing the technique of Hira Maki-e (Flat Maki-e) to capture pollen adorning their wings and body. The imagery of bumblebees fluttering around Blue Salvias utilizes a combination of Togidashi Maki-e (Burnished Maki-e), Raden (Mother-of-Pearl), and gold powder to convey movement and light. Sporting a classic cigar-shaped body, the pen is further enhanced by a #10 18-karat gold nib, plated with rhodium accents to evoke the majestic silhouette of Mount Fuji. Available nib sizes include Fine, Medium, or Broad, catering to diverse writing preferences and styles. Enclosed in a box adorned with Hakone marquetry, an art form that mimics the honeycomb's intricate patterns using small pieces of variously hued woods, the Bumblebee is a testament to the hope that each holder’s days are filled with love.

The 2024 Limited Edition Yukari Bumblebee is a product of the renowned Kokkokai, embodying months of meticulous and passionate effort. With only 300 pieces produced globally and 69 pens available in the United States, this limited edition is a rare gem in the world of writing instruments.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:
• Capped, Yukari size fountain pen
• Fine, Medium #10, 18kt gold rhodium plated two-tone nib
• Black bottled ink included
• Con-70 converter included
• Serial number engraved on the top of each clip
• Leaflet and use & care guide included in the box
• Packaged in an elegant, limited edition giftbox with a gold, silky lining