Izumo-no-kuni is an area known for its production of high quality washi (Japanese paper) and so writing has been appreciated by the local people. Shunichi Nakata, founder of Platinum Pen, christened the new brand name of “Izumo” in 2010 with the cooperation of officials from Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. This was to acknowledge the founder of the company’s birthplace. Professional craftsmanship can be found throughout the Izumo series, which continues to be made from carefully selected materials. The brand has also been designated as one of the Izumo brands recognized by Izumo City.