An Urushi tree takes about 12 to 15 years to mature for commercial purposes. For only a few months during the year, the sap can be gathered, with every tree producing at best, only about a cupful of sap (about 150 grams), from which the celebrated Urushi lacquer is made.
Tamenuri reaches its apogee in fountain pens created by AP Limited Editions – stark in their simplicity, numinous as the ultimate truth. Literally, the Japanese term “Kintsugi” translates to mean “golden joinery”. It is also, often, uttered as “Kintsukuroi”, which means “golden repairs”. On a very basic level, the art
The lock-down is dragging on relentlessly, testing our patience, challenging our sanity, forcing the mind to flirt with depression as we remain confined, compelled to follow a routine that is not of our making. Lives of fountain pen lovers around the world too are badly impacted as many of us
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