Tatsuo Tajima Yūri-kinsai # 21


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This is Tatu's long shanked Japanese Sea Urchin pipe. A sandblast with a stunning black/moss green stain over which he applies - Yūri-kinsai - lacquer with real gold leaf. The shank extension is a fragrant wood called Palo Santo. This wood is green and has been used as a good luck talisman for over 100 years in Japan. The stem is a dark moss green/black that compliments the bowls staining.

As most Japanese art derives its ideas from nature as does this pipe. The walls are surprising thick for a pipe of this size & with its long shank ensures that it delivers a cool smoke. Sitter.

Measurements & Details:

Length: 5 3/4" / 146 mm

Bowl Height: 2 3/8" / 61 mm

Bowl Depth: 1 5/8" / 41 mm

I.B.Dia: 3/4" / 19 mm

O.B.Dia: 1 1/4" / 31 mm

Weight: 1.75 oz / 50 gm

Stem: Brindle (Vulcanite)

Filter: None

Finish: Sandblast

Country: Japan