SMOOTH FREEHAND SMOKING PIPE
Here, is another wonderful work of art by the Japanese artisan Tatsuo Tajima. He perfectly used the high grade of briar, which is completely matched with the general shape of this creation. This stunning creation offers the straight and tight lines of briar together with pretty charming bird eye pattern on the Foot and top of the Bowl. What adds a high value into this item is the full straight and parallel lines of briar. Please take a look to the pictures again to understand how tight is the grain for this pipe. This beauty is the right example of current ability of this Japanese artisan. If you are a fan of the high-grade pipes you may consider this interesting item as one of your favorite.
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.