Inspired by the oldest major theater art that is still regularly performed today, Noh, is a classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. It is often based on tales from traditional literature with a supernatural being transformed into human form as a hero narrating a story. Noh is a dance-based performance by highly trained actors and musicians that integrates masks, costumes and various props.
In the Noh theater the staging and the language used is complex, perhaps the most difficult part, especially when the one facing it is not a specialized and knowledgeable public of the work beforehand since it uses a strange a form of recitation in which an archaic language is used, loaded with double meanings and symbolic allusions that force the viewer to a high level of concentration and intellectuality.
The Noh, is a combination of literature and scenery, in which the text, strange as it may seem to us from a Western point of view is not the most important part, it is only one of the parts that make up the work together with the more preponderant dance, poetry, aesthetics and even the complicity of the spectator, even though in many cases he is not aware of the
text itself because it is recited in an archaic language that is difficult to understand.
Kynsey uses the ancient art of maki-e to bring to life this magnificent Noh inspired writing instrument. The pen features two Noh masks, a demon on the cap, and a woman on the body, both created using various maki-e techniques skillfully by master maki-e artist Koichiro Okazaki. The writing instrument rests in a beautiful black lacquer box along with a silk pen sleeve and eyedropper.
A Limited Edition of only 6 of these magnificent creations world wide! This particular pen is the most important #6/6.