The Nippon Art Collection portrays classic Japanese ideas and beliefs using the beauty of the Hira-maki-e technique against rich black lacquer backgrounds.Introducing the latest in the Nippon Art, the Origami series.The Namiki Nippon Art Origami series was launched during the Fall 2009 and it is the latest edition of Makie pens highlighting the authentic Japanese handicraft, the Origami. It derives from the Japanese word ORU meaning “folding”, and KAMI meaning “paper” is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Once again in the series, Namiki have immortalized the Origami Art in its Makie pens and they have a selection of different motives that goes along with it. These design a very different from the conventional fine art which very often depicts perfect images. In the edition, you will find abstract images of Crane, Rabbit, Goldfish and Helmet but they are all in Origami style.