SMOOTH CALABASH SMOKING PIPE
This beautiful creation is a right example of the current ability of the Japanese artisan Tatsuo Tajima. This item offers the straight lines of briar on both sides of the Bowl, stunning bird-eye finish on the top of the Bowl, and charming flame finish. The pipe is extremely light and masterfully carved with absolute balance. One main element of this Japanese pipe maker is the harmony between the shape and color of his pipes and this item is no exception. If you are looking for an elegant and yet very practical pipe, you may consider this beautiful piece.
Tatsuo Tajima was born in 1955 in Tokyo, Japan, He worked as film and graphic designer and contributed large-scale image displays mainly featuring films for such events as Tsukuba Expo 1985, Nara Silk Road Expo 1987, and Design Expo Nagoya 1989 as well as for museums such as Edo-Tokyo Museum. From 1993 onwards, with the general shift to digital media, he has focused on multimedia titles and graphics as a graphic designer. he has received numerous awards from such competitions as Opel Design Contests, Epson Imaging Contests, and Victor Video Festivals. From 2005 onwards, he has committed himself to pipe crafting under the guidance of the artists Mr. Shizuo Arita and Mr. Shigeyoshi Yanagihara. In 2009, he has made his debut as an artist at Amanoya in Setagaya, Tokyo, the very point of departure for his second career.