Retro 51 Smithsonian Collection Rollerball Pen - Bijutsukai

$ 72.00

Smithsonian - Bijutsukai Rollerball

The newest addition to the Officially Licensed Smithsonian Collection is Bijutsukai. This Tornado™ Rollerball pen’s art comes from the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives featuring art from Shin-Bijutsukai magazine published from 1901 to 1906. Originating from the early Japanese pattern books of the 1660s, the magazine's colorful and abstract designs reflected historical and technological shifts in Japanese society, influenced by Art Nouveau and Japonisme - the Western European fondness for a mediated, Japanese aesthetic.

Through its visually striking designs, Shin-Bijutsukai showcased a blend of timeless themes and innovative influences, positioning itself as a pioneering force in Japanese art and design during the early 20th century.

  • 5" long
  • Print on Textured lacquer barrel
  • Smithsonian logo
  • Commemorative Smithsonian Tube
  • Artwork acid-etched barrel
  • Fine point rollerball writes like a dream
  • Knurled twist top
  • Flexible clip
  • Refill your pen with Tornado rollerball refills
  • Imported