Tsuge Urushi Shiki pipes are masterpieces completely handmade by artists using the Japanese lacquer technique.
Urushi is the most valuable Japanese lacquer in the whole Orient.
The peculiarity of Urushi, unlike other traditional handicrafts, is that it has a totally native, Japanese origin, that is, without having been imported from abroad.
The lacquer is applied in layers, waiting for complete drying, before moving on to the next one.
In this way a hard crust is formed which can be carved.
The hollow parts are filled with layers of contrasting lacquer or other materials, especially mother of pearl.
Another technique, posterior, consisted in applying layers of lacquer of different colors, then the surface layer (usually black) was carved to bring out the different colors.
Other decorative techniques are inlays with gold (chinkin), engraved patterns (kinma) and hidden images (mittae).
The Tsuge Urushi four seasons series pipe emulates the traditional Japanese design that represents summer with Iris flowers.
In the elegant billiard tobacco pipe produced by Tsuge with the Urushi technique, the red and golden colors of the Iris flowers symbol of summer stand out.
The pipe design is the classic long, slender, light and elegant shape.
The Tsuge Urushi line of four seasons series is specially designed for collectors and enthusiasts who want to approach the world of luxurious and exclusive tobacco pipes produced in Japan.
Minimalist in design, with natural black finish that enhances the color of Urushi lacquer.
A similar pipe was proposed by Im Corona and Dunhill The White Spot with the Quail Namiki Michifumi pipe
At Tsuge they did an excellent job of capturing the aesthetic essence of the traditional Urushi, of the Japanese soul, aimed at contemplating nature and seeking perfection.
The search for perfection in this pipe is sublime, everything is perfect, it is balance, essence, spirituality and concreteness.
Similarly, for the Pipa Tsuge Urushi series four seasons Iris, they kept the combustion chamber regular and the pipe is perfectly functional.
If you want to try traditional Japanese tobaccos, the Tsuge Urushi pipe four seasons series, the summer with Iris will be suitable for this task.
The Japanese Tsuge Urushi four season series pipes have an undoubted international approach, elegant and essential.
More decidedly Japanese than all the other Tsuge pipes with metal finishes, bamboo details and refined lacquering.
Here we present the Tsuge Urushi four seasons series pipe, with the shape called billiard and with the decorations of Iris flowers in gold and red on a black background ... a work of art.
The Tsuge Urushi four seasons series pipe, summer, is not an everyday pipe, balanced, light, it was produced in very few pieces in the world.
Each Japanese Tsuge Urushi four seasons series pipe is a unique and unrepeatable piece and the photos you see depict this exclusive pipe, the same, once purchased, will be removed from the catalog.
If you need more detailed photos, we will be happy to send them to you.
TSUGE'S PIPE IS FASHIONED FOR THE TOBACCO ENTHUSIAST WHO INSISTS HANDLING ONLY THE FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP.
MADE IN JAPAN OF BRIAR ROOT, THE PIPE WILL PROVIDE GENUINE ENJOYMENT FOR YEARS TO COME.
1) width 154 mm
2) height 52 mm
3) depth 37 mm
4) chimney diameter 20 mm
5) fireplace depth 40 mm
Handcrafted black methacrylate mouthpiece. Ring in golden metal.
Mouthpiece diameter 8 mm. No filter.
Weight: 30 grams.
Finish: Japanese Urushi lacquer. Iris flowers decoration.
Markings: Tsuge Shiki, Natsu, Japan, bull symbol.