Tatsuo Tajima Dublin Yūri-kinsai # 35
This is a very symmetrical pipe for Tatsuo. Both the bowl & shank share a somewhat triangular shaping while the key focus of this pipe are four different surface textures. The front of the bowl is smooth with a gold filled natural indentation, (Yūri-kinsai), the sides totally smooth with gold flecks as raindrops on a tree trunk, the back of the bowl & shank is sandblasted & stained black with gold high tones, the shank extension is a Japanese exotic wood, the stem is grey/black/moss green. The rim has a front lip one of the many elements fusing with shape, texture, different finishes to create harmonious whole.
With all its shaping it is well balanced in the hand and a perfect sitter.
Measurements & Details:
Length: 6 1/2" / 165 mm
Bowl Height: 2 1/4" / 57 mm
Bowl Depth: 1 1/2" / 38 mm
I.B.Dia: 3/4" / 19 mm
O.B.Dia: 1 5/8" / 41 mm
Weight: 2.05 oz / 60 gm
Finish: Smooth, Yūri-kinsai, sandblast.