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The stunning Daruma fountain pen features a range of vibrant colors. The brilliant red, has become the most common color for Daruma dolls, and signifies protection from evil spirits.
The Daruma is a type of Japanese doll which is modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. There is a legend surrounding Bodhidharma referred to as “Menpeki Kunen” (Nine Years Facing the Wall). This legend states that Bodhidharma, through sheer indomitable willpower, was able to maintain a meditative state facing the wall for a period of nine years. The Daruma doll serves as a physical representation of Bodhidharma's unyielding willpower. It has the ability to rise no matter how many attempts are made to knock it over. Due to its resilient nature, the Daruma embodies the Japanese proverb Nana Korobi Ya Oki (fall seven, rise eight) and is seen as a good luck charm in Japan for those who have challenging goals that they are determined to bring to fruition. Here is the explanation of the meaning of the five vibrant Daruma doll colors featured on the barrel and cap of this exceptional fountain pen: Yellow: Monetary fortune, Fame, Good luck Blue: Success, Independence, Promotion Red: Family Safety, Victories, Good luck Green: Health, unlocking one's potential, Increasing athletic potential Black: Protection against bad luck and natural disasters, economic surplus.“Daruma” is the physical manifestation of patience and willpower. We hope that our 300 limited edition fountain pens bring the core Daruma attributes to their owner. Inspiring the resilience to weather challenges and the commitment to bring their dreams to fruition. The artists who have crafted these pens by hand are part of the “Kokokai” which is a group of exceptionally trained Maki-e artisans. The exquisite 18kt gold nib is available in fine, medium and broad. The pen fills via cartridge/converter (a CON-70 is included), and comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of ink.
Nib Material: 18k gold
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge, Converter