Shogun Gold Magnum Fountain Pen

The design of Krone’s Shogun fountain pen is based on the three most influential leaders of the Shogun period: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. The relationship of this trio in the design of the pen is related to the famous Japanese haiku, The Shogun and the Cuckoo Bird. This ancient proverb illustrates the different temperaments and strategies of the three leaders and concludes that Tokugawa Ieyasu had the most honorable approach to the cuckoo, resulting in his stronger and lengthier rule over Japan. Using a beautiful mother of pearl barrel as a canvas, the artist of our pen used four different methods of maki-e painting to create a design that symbolizes the relationship of Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Tokugawa to each other, to the cuckoo bird, and to their country. The painting of the pen depicts each leader by their “Kamon” or family crest symbol.