When Montblanc Craftsmanship Meets The Fine Japanese Artistry Of Chiso

  • Introducing the Montblanc Homage to Kyoto Artistry Limited Edition 55

The city of Kyoto has always been the cultural heart of Japan, attracting the finest artists and intellectuals to the ancient city that was home to the Imperial residence from 794 to 1869.  Some of the most important contributions to the artistic and cultural heritage of Japan were conceived in the Thousand-Year Capital from the fine tradition of kimono craftsmanship nurtured by the legendary Chiso Company, to the legendary Noh Theatre tradition and the epic Tale of Genji considered to be the world’s first novel.  Reflecting its commitment to art, literature and culture, Montblanc introduces the Montblanc Homage to Kyoto Artistry Limited Edition 55, a writing instrument dedicated to the pioneering techniques and refined aesthetics of ancient Japan. For the first time in its history, the Maison has brought together two traditions of craftsmanship by collaborating with The Chiso Company on the design of this high artistry masterpiece.

The Montblanc Homage to Kyoto Artistry Limited Edition 55 writing instrument is presented in a box with a silk inlay hand-painted by Chiso artisans using the Kyo-Yuzen technique of painting and dyeing silk in the traditional Japanese way, then embellishing it with gold leaf. The elaborate artwork applied on the silk by brush is a vibrant combination of beautiful colours and pictorial designs including flowers, trees and birds.

With a limitation number of 55 pieces in reference to the start of the Chiso tradition in 1555, the Montblanc Homage to Kyoto Artistry Limited Edition 55 celebrates the magic and poetry of Japanese art, combining nearly seven centuries of craftsmanship between Maison Montblanc and the revered Chiso Company to create a work of technical and artistic virtuosity.

The Montblanc Homage to Kyoto Artistry Limited Edition 55 is available from June 2017 in Montblanc boutiques worldwide. For further information, visit www.montblanc.com