Just bought another Tsuge – a very unusual Tsuge “Topper” pipe.
Smooth polished briar:
Extra deep bowl can be smoked as is, but a special insert to reduce the chamber capacity is also provided:
This is how you use the metal insert:
Japanese Urushi (lacquer) is an art form that archeologists have dated to the J?mon period of 9,000 years past.
The late Kyoichiro Tsuge has four Urushi lacquer pipes – Sakura Spring, Iris Summer, Maple Leaf Autumn and Camellia Winter – and all four were presented to me on Christmas by a dear friend:
Each Tsuge Urushi pipe comes with its own tamper: