The name "iroshizuku" is a combination of the Japanese words "iro" (colouring) expressing high standards and variation of colours, and "shizuku" (droplet), which embodies the very image of dripping water. Each ink name derives from the expressions of beautiful Japanese natural landscapes and plants, all of which contribute to the depth of each individual hue. Enjoy Japan's rich and subtle colour aesthetic as you write.
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The first PILOT pens were launched in Japan in 1918. At this time, the country was opening up to Western influences and was importing European techniques.
Trade agreements and contracts were being signed and the Japanese whose writing was poorly suited to the demands of commercial trade quickly had to simplify the lines of their characters and adopt international calligraphy standards. Many pen manufacturers were set up in Japan during this time.
Ryosuke NAMIKI, a mechanical engineer and professor at the Tokyo Merchant Marine Collage, was captivated by the ingenuity of these fountain pens which his contemporaries called ""10,000 year brushes"" because of their uninterrupted ink flow. However, at the same time Ryosuke NAMIKI remained convinced about their imperfections.
Using his skills in industrial engineering, he created a high quality prototype. After forming a partnership with one of his colleagues, Masao WADA, he created the NAMIKI MANUFACTURING COMPANY and started producing fountain pens.
As a tribute to their other shared passion, the sea, the pair used the brand name PILOT, referring to the fleet's flagship.
In 1938 the company became the PILOT PEN Co Ltd, then in 1989 the PILOT CORPORATION, a modern name covering the decades of creativity, innovation and design which have enabled the PILOT brand to position itself as the world leader in writing instrument technology.
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Please note, that delivery times of products, which availability is marked as “ON REQUEST” differs from one brand to another. See the following information about approximate delivery time of the specific brand.
Note that these times determines in how many days the package will be shipped. Delivery time does not include the time which is needed to deliver the package to your country. You can see the number of days needed for delivery to your country in the checkout process (step "Shipping Method").
AURORA - 30 days
CARAN d'ACHE - 30-60 days
CROSS - 20-30 days
DALVEY - 30 days
FILOFAX - 20-30 days
GAURA - 15 days
GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL - 20-30 days
KAWECO - 30 days
LAMY - 30-60 days
MONTBLANC - 15-30 days
MONTEGRAPPA - 30 days
NAMIKI - 15-30 days
PARKER - 30-60 days
PILOT - 20-30 days
PORSCHE DESIGN - 20-30 days
S. T. DUPONT - 30-50 days
SHEAFFER - 20-30 days
STRATON - 30 days
VISCONTI - 30-60 days
WALDMANN - 30 days
WATERMAN - 30-60 days
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