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Kanazawa Gold Foil Fountain Pen Sakura Fubuki

Kanazawa Gold Foil Fountain Pen Sakura Fubuki

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The Kanazawa Gold Foil Fountain Pen Sakura Fubuki by Hakuichi is a masterpiece of precision and elegance, capturing the essence of Japanese craftsmanship. Crafted in Kanazawa, renowned for its centuries-old tradition of gold leaf production, each pen showcases the meticulous application of delicate sakura (cherry blossom) motifs in shimmering gold foil. The Sakura Fubuki design evokes the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom, symbolizing renewal and the ephemeral nature of life.

Beyond its stunning aesthetic, this fountain pen offers a writing experience like no other, with smooth ink flow and effortless handling. Hakuichi's expertise in gold foil techniques ensures that each pen is a true work of art, reflecting their dedication to preserving and honoring this ancient craft. Whether for personal use or as a cherished gift, the Sakura Fubuki fountain pen is a testament to the timeless beauty and cultural significance of Kanazawa's artistic heritage.


Size: W 0.5in x L 0.5in x H 5.5in / W 1.3cm x L 1.3cm x H 13.9cm

Care & Use

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean your fountain pen every 4-8 weeks to prevent ink build-up. Disassemble the pen and flush it with cool water until the water runs clear.
  • Use Appropriate Ink: Only use ink specifically designed for fountain pens. Using incompatible ink can clog the nib and damage the pen.
  • Store Horizontally or Nib Up: Store your fountain pen horizontally or with the nib facing up to prevent ink from pooling in the nib and causing leaks.
  • Avoid Hard Pressure: Fountain pens require minimal pressure to write. Applying too much pressure can damage the nib.
  • Keep Cap On: Always cap your fountain pen when not in use to prevent the nib from drying out and to protect it from damage.
  • Flush with Water for Color Changes: When changing ink colors, flush the pen with water to avoid color mixing and clogging.
  • Use Suitable Paper: Write on high-quality, smooth paper designed for fountain pens to prevent feathering and bleed-through.
  • Avoid Dropping the Pen: Dropping a fountain pen can misalign or damage the nib. Handle it with care.
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Spreading the Charm of Gold Leaf to the World

Gold leaf production in Kanazawa has a rich history spanning over 400 years. During the Edo period the city emerged as a prominent hub for gold leaf production, thanks to its conducive climate and high-quality water. These natural advantages, combined with the craftsmanship passed down through generations, allowed Kanazawa to excel in producing gold leaf. Today, Kanazawa produces 99% of Japan’s gold leaf, making it an essential contributor to the country's cultural and artistic heritage.

The meticulous process of creating gold leaf begins with melting a gold alloy at high temperatures and then hammering it into extremely thin sheets. This labor-intensive technique has remained largely unchanged over centuries, ensuring that each piece of gold leaf maintains the highest quality. Kanazawa's gold leaf has been used in various prestigious applications, including the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto and the Konjikidō Hall in Chūson-ji Temple. The city's commitment to preserving and innovating this traditional craft keeps the legacy of gold leaf production vibrant and significant in contemporary Japan.

Brand History

Hakuichi, a renowned artisan company based in Kanazawa, has been at the forefront of gold leaf manufacturing for decades. The city of Kanazawa, often referred to as the heart of Japan's gold leaf industry, produces over 99% of the country's gold leaf. Hakuichi's journey began with a dedication to preserving and innovating traditional crafts. Their products range from exquisite craft items to cosmetics and food products infused with gold leaf, showcasing the versatility and timeless appeal of this ancient technique.

Founded in 1975, Hakuichi has played a pivotal role in transforming gold leaf from a traditional craft into a modern industry. One significant milestone was their development of edible gold leaf, a product that has gained international acclaim. They have also made headlines for their luxurious gold leaf soft-serve ice cream, which has become a popular attraction for both locals and tourists. Hakuichi's commitment to quality and innovation has not only preserved a vital part of Japanese heritage but has also positioned them as a global ambassador for traditional Japanese craftsmanship​.