Kabuto is the Japanese term for a samurai helmet. Young children, often make origami Kabuto for display on May 5 of each year, a Japanese national holiday called Kodomo no hi (Children's Day). The day celebrates the Japanese culture's wishes for healthy and happy children. This fountain pen was created by a collaboration of maki-e artists (Kokkokai) in Japan and it features the Hira Maki-e technique (flat maki-e); where the lacquered main design is decorated with sprinkled gold and silver powders. Several additional layers of lacquer are then applied. After the lacquer is hardened, it is then burnished.