Ichi Kitahara: Smooth Wave with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-340-0112

Most any carver who has a signature shape will experiment with lines, flourishes, and elongation (etc.). While always incorporating a beautiful curl, Ichi Kitahara’s “Name” (Wave) almost never truly repeats the base shape – as far as I know, something that’s unprecedented in a signature. While Ichi has created Waves which presented a front panel before, this is the first one I have run across that features a rocker – almost “surfer” platform. While taking in the graceful, rearward sweep of the primary breaker, also note the reverse curl on the fore of the bowl; another whitecap in the process of following suit. The sense of the relentless power of nature, perfectly conveyed, and without one whit of asymmetry.

--R. ‘Bear’ Graves

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.01 in./127.25 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan

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