Tatsuo Tajima # 16


In a way this pipe could be a Japanese Poker. The asymmetry of pipe is very much a Japanese signature. The bowl is a somewhat reverse Volcano if there was such a shape. With its multiple asymmetries, to - bottom, side - side, left - right, plus a few curves the briefest glance says Japan. With this distinctive look it all comes together in a well balanced way.  Actually very well balanced, the pipe is a perfect sitter. The pipe is hand carved to create this tree bark look. Then Yūri-kinsai (Japanese real gold leaf flecks) have been applied with. The stem is Brindle.

This is a good sized pipe and large for a Japanese.

Measurements & Details:

Length: 5 1/2" / 140 mm

Bowl Height: 2 1/2" / 64 mm

Bowl Depth: 1 5/8" / 41 mm

I.B.Dia: 3/4" / 19 mm

O.B.Dia: 1 5/8" / 41 mm

Weight: 2.00 oz / 57 gm

Stem: Brindle (Vulcanite)

Filter: None

Finish: Smooth

Country: Japan