The Namiki Yukari Royale Maki-e Frog Fountain Pen was created in 2017 by artist Yumi Hayashi, who is the first woman Maki-e Artist hired by Namiki. It features the Togidashi-Taka Maki-e technique (burnished-raised maki-e), depicting frogs, leaves, and water designs with raden and gold powder being used on the motif. The artist portrayed a variety of flowers blooming at different times of the year. The calm flow of water is expressed with luminous Raden (Mother-of-pearl) and Kawari-nuir and three golden frogs moving around in a lively manner. The frog (also referred to as"kaeru"in Japanese) is known to be a popular motif as a lucky charm that will bring health, longevity, protection and wealth. The Fountain Pen comes with an 18K gold nib. An attractive presentation box, complimentary bottle of ink, and all papers add to the collectibility of this pen.