Tatsuo Tajima Yūri-kinsai bent # 7


Yūri-kinsai is an ancient 900 year old Japanese technique used to apply gold leaf on plates, pottery, sword scabbards, samurai armour etc. Tatsuo began studying it a few years ago to learn if it could be used on pipes and how to apply it. Over time he developed a method.

This full bent Sea Cucumber  has a smooth rim and end of shank. The stem is Brindle in a dark grey/black that contrasts very well with the gold leaf on the bowl.

This is truly an unusual pipe that outside of Japan does not exist. A classic shape made with a 900 year old technique. 

Note: The streaks are real gold leaf. Sitter.

Measurements & Details: 

Length: 5 5/8" / 144 mm

Bowl Height: 2" / 51 mm

Bowl Depth: 1 5/8" / 41 mm

I.B.Dia: 3/4" / 19 mm

O.B.Dia: 1 5/8" / 144 mm

Weight: 2.3 oz / 66 gm

Stem: Brindle Vulcanite

Filter: None

Finish: Sandblast

Country: Japan