Thank you for your continued patronage of Bokumondoh. Thanks to you, my dear customers, orders from overseas for my work have leapt in the last several years. Urushi lacquer is a significant element of Japanese culture, and I am so pleased that I have been able to contribute to the reputation of this element of Japanese culture outside Japan through my Bokumondoh craft. Also, many of you are return customers, and I am really enjoying the relationships that my work has enabled me to have with you.
Until recently, I had been able to handle working directly with each and every one of you from the order through delivery phase, but due to the volume of requests that I now receive, this has become utterly impossible. The number of inquiries (for individual orders, as well), questions, as well as detailed custom requests, has skyrocketed. Since English is not my mother language, I have had to enlist the assistance of friends just to deal with this aspect of the work process. I want each and every one of you valued friends and customers to be fully happy with my finished products, so to that end, I ask that you adhere to the communication scheme that I have described on this page. Please understand that since I am not fully comfortable communicating in English, when the length, number and frequency of questions and miniscule requests increases, the communication itself becomes an impediment to my progress on the actual lacquering work. This situation has directly resulted in the explosion of my waiting list and work completion time to what you see now – many months. I will do my best, but I ask you to please also do yours — To assist me in focusing on the work.
Please read and follow the instructions found below.
The following is a description of how my process now works.
Send me a written request telling me the maker and model of the pen you would like me to lacquer. Please do include links to the photos showing the design you are interested in. I must ask you to confirm physically that you can remove any clips or roll stops. In your request, please make sure to include a note stating that you have confirmed that any clips or roll stops can be removed. Pens with removable clip list by fudefan
※Regarding requests to lacquer pilot vanishin points: I will only accept requests from customers who remove the clip themselves before shipping the pen to me for work. Include the
cap. And I will reattach it. But I will not attempt to remove it myself because it is a precarious and dangerous process that often damages the pen beyond repair.