Five More Tsuges

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:



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