Centuries of development of the calligraphy art have been an essential part of the oriental culture. Their importance and the legendary patience and dedication of their artisans in pursue of perfection explains the prevalence of Japanese pens in the connoisseur's consideration. Although there are many fine fountain pen companies in Japan, the three major companies are Sailor, Pilot and Platinum.  They made a wide spectrum of fantastic writing pens ranging from the most innovative to traditional designs. The selection of nibs of advanced technology is unique. Due to the large quantity of strokes that have the common kanji characters the most popular point size on Japanese pens are the fine points.
Pilot (Namiki), Japan, 1992, metal finished on red lacquer, kasuri pattern. Kasuri is the name of the fabric woven from threads that are especially dyed to create this pattern. This intricate art is only mastered by very expert elderly weavers. Rare nib section in red, clip and trims gold plated, imprint Pilot L on the cap lip, 14 Kt Gold wing nib marked Pilot14 Kt. 585 F A692 (meaning production of june 1992), 155 mm posted, 131 mm capped, 10 mm diameter. Mint, NOS, original label, cartridges or converter (optional, not included). #2621 $USD 70
Platinum 3776 Century Series, Japan, Chartres blue demonstrator special edition, named after the height of mount Fuji in meters, translucent blue, gold plated clip and trims, the “slip and seal” technology, whose cap prevents the ink drying out, solid 14 K gold nib, available in EF point, cartridge or converter (included) filling, length capped is 5 ½¨. Mint #2682 $USD 150

Sailor 1911, Japan, glossy black resin and gold plated clip and trims, on the cap band engraved “Sailor Japan founded 1911”, cartridge or converter filling. 14 Kt solid gold nib, firm medium fine. Length posted 15 cm, fat diameter 15 mm. Cartridges and converter (optional). Near mint. #2690 $USD 160

Sailor 21, Japan, c. 1980´s, black, silver band engraved Sailor 21, logo on the cap top, gold plated clip, 21 Kt solid gold nib, smooth extrafine point, pocket size pen with long cap and short barrel that make the pen short when capped, and full size when the cap is posted, approx 12 cm capped and 14.6 cm with the cap posted, cartridge filler. Comes with two ink cartridges. Scarce, near mint, no box. #2703 $USD 80
Elite Owner (Pilot?) fountain pen, Japón, modelo compacto de bolsillo de cuerpo corto pero capuchón largo de modo que es pequeño como para llevarlo cómodamente en un bolsillo y al mismo tiempo alcanza el tamaño standard al postear el capuchón. En  resina negra brillante, plumín dorado trazo extrafino, carga a convertidor. El dorado del clip ligeramente lavado, por lo demás excelente.  #2611 $USD 40
Pilot Elite, 1977, Japan, compact model in glossy black barrel and section, stainless steel cap, with an etched rectangular cross-hatched pattern. The nib is18K white gold, smooth fine  point. These pens were designed to fit in a Japanese shirt pocket. When post out it become a perfectly-balanced full-sized pen about 5.5” long (see picture with a Parker 51 side by side). Excellent #2414 $USD125 o equivalente en $AR
Platinum President 1819, Japan, attractive  bright red and gold, on the cap band imprint President Platinum  Japan, exclusive clip, solid gold 22 Kt nib, fine point (equivalent to EF in occidental standards), bottle ink converter. Excellent to near mint.  #2307 $USD 145