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 as the pipe is a perfect sitter. Very unique. The pipe is both sandblasted and carved. The plateau rim and same end of shank have been finished with Yūri-kinsai - Japanese gold leaf flecks. The stem is a dark moss green brown.

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

Measurements & Details:

Length: 6 1/2" / 165 mm

Bowl Height: 2 1/4" / 57 mm

Bowl Depth: 1 3/4" / 38 mm

I.B.Dia: 3/4" / 19 mm

O.B.Dia: 1 7/8" / 48 mm

Weight: 2.65 oz / 75 gm

Stem: Vulcanite

Filter: None

Finish: Smooth

Country: Japan