Namiki Yukari Royale Chinkin Rooster Fountain Pen
Heralding in the dawn with its crowing, roosters are believed to dispel evil spirits as they chase darkness away with the light of day. Dating back to ancient times, cockfighting is said to be the world’s oldest spectator sport that is prevalent in almost every part of the world. In Japan’s ancient times during the Nara and Heian periods, cockfighting is also used for fortune-telling – eventually known as “Tori-awase”, an event held at the Imperial court to mark the seasonal festival throughout Japan. Delicately polished by the use of Senbori (Liner carving), the fighting cock is depicted full of zest and vigor with its assertive gaze, ready to pounce on its opponent.