Tatsuo Tajima Yūri-kinsai # 18


This is Tatu's long shanked Japanese Volcano. A well defined sandblast with ring grain. The stain is orange/brown with a some Yūri-kinsai - lacquer with real gold leaf work.  The gold leaf sparingly applied gives the pipe shimmer ad the light hits it from different angles.

The bottom with its small plateau area symbolizes that perfection does not exist. The stem is black with dark grey highlights. An superb example of Japanese pipe aesthetics.

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 1/4" / 133 mm

Bowl Height: 1 5/8" / 41 mm

Bowl Depth: 1 1/4" / 31 mm

I.B.Dia: 3/4" / 19 mm

O.B.Dia: 1 3/8" / 35 mm

Weight: 1.45 oz / 42 gm

Stem: Brindle (Vulcanite)

Filter: None

Finish: Sandblast

Country: Japan