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  • You're not trying to post an attachment to a mail that can only be accessed with your google account (https adress)? Because I am only getting the following error when logged in:
    "We’re sorry, but your Google Mail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes."

    Anyway, if you want help it would be a good idea to post a link that doesn't require registration. If you want to upload pictures use an image hoster such as http://imageshack.us or http://postimage.org or http://photobucket.com
  • []-brackets denote annotations.

    As for the second pic with three characters drawn in calligraphy style (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/525/img004ft.jpg/), I can't read that, perhaps someone else can. Could it be an example how you can draw with this pen?

    The first pic:

    Nagahara Nobuyoshi [name]
    老師傅

    Bamboo Fountain Pen
    This bfp was created by a craftman's playful work. The soot-colored bamboo, slowly fumigated in the attic of a traditional family [business] in Kyouto-rakusai ["western tokyo"], radiates a pleasant warmth in your palm.

    cap, body: [made of] soot-colored bamboo wood
    nib: 21K [refers to the type/shape of the nib, look here http://www.sailorpen.com/nibs.html]

    Sailor Pen Inc. [official English website: http://www.sailorpen.com/]
    Production of fountain pens for 40 years

    The text to the bottom is a somewhat poetic, beautified advertisement of why this fountain pen is so great. ("Godlike crafting skills and a sensitivity that rival that of god combine and shake the world, leading the way to days of splendid experiences...", "Please use this pen with love for many years to come." [literal translation, may sound inappropriate or awkward in English] &c.)

    To summarize: Other than that, it claims to prevent ink leakage, provide a steady flow of ink and that you can also draw thick lines, similar to Japanese calligraphy brushes (eg http://www.hisnibs.com/images/Uranus/2018/Uranus2018BrushHNcloseUp.jpg) , ie that is also suited for drawing Japanese characters nicely.

    For reference, and for anybody learning Japanese, here's the transcript of the document:

    長原宣義(ながはら のぶよし)
    老師傅

    竹万年筆
    職人の遊び心がこの万年筆を作りました。京都洛西の旧家の屋根裏でゆっくりと燻された煤竹は手のひらに心地よいぬくもりを伝えます。
    蓋・胴 竹材(すす竹)
    ペン先 21K(長刀研き)

    セーラー万年筆株式会社
    万年筆造り40年
    老師傅 長原宣義

    万年筆造り、道を築く
    長原宣義 匠技シリーズ

    クロスエンペラー万年筆

    丈字に宿る生命。
    そして、一節の横線に玄妙の味わい。
    時に無心の筆遊び、時に?る?き思いの丈。
    全ては変幻自在の書き味にあり。

    先端部分を二枚重ねに貼り合わせて一枚として、ペンポイントとインク溝が十文字(クロス)になるペン先は、ペンポイント長く極太字幅を得るために理に叶った形状で、毛筆に近い書き味も存分に堪能でき、非常に快適です。その上にもう一枚、先端を蝶口状のように巻いたペン先(エンペラー)を被せ配し、多量急激インク消費に対応。常に安定したインク流量が供給できる独創性は、外見上だけではない史上最高峰とも称すべき匠技。
    神のような手技と感性があいまった世界にゆらぐ、素晴らしき実感の日々へ・・・

    どうぞ、末永くご愛用くださいませ。

    セーラー万年筆株式会社
  • You're awesome! Thanks so much

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