Seven Treasures - Shippo

The Connoisseur

Limited Edition of 9 Pens

Nibs 18K   Available in F/M/B
Eye-dropper filling mechanism

AP Limited Editions invokes the spirit of world peace in this fantastic expression of the traditional Japanese Shippo pattern, meticulously crafted in Taka Maki-e and Togidashi Maki-e.

The Shippo pattern represents the Seven Treasures in Buddhism which include gold, silver, lapis lazuli, crystal, agate, red pearl, and carnelian. The Seven Treasures are crafted in great green turban shell, silver-lipped pearl oyster shell, hirame gold powder, gold powder, kirikane, and coral, representing their respective colors. The AP logo is created with gold maki-e, on which great green turban shell is attached. (When viewed from a different angle, the logo underneath becomes transparently visible.)

Shippo represent the seven powers of faith, perseverance, sense of shame, avoidance of wrongdoing, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom. It symbolizes never-ending harmony and peace, as well as prosperity of descendants, and good relationships.