Product Number: 002-637-0002
I’m converted on the medium issue, at least as we see it presented here by Tokutomi’s prodigy. As immaculately shaped and wonderfully grained as the bowl appears in the photos, the impact seems almost two-fold, as it reclines on a pad six inches in front of me. I started to ask you to take a look at the ferrule, and the near miraculous manner in which Ray was able to integrate a subtly bucolic, almost Shinto element within the modernity of the bowl and bit, but I suspect that you already have. “Elevation, enhancement and cohesion, through opposition of elements” is an incredibly convoluted way to explain a simple concept – I don’t think there is one word/short phrase in English that communicates the entirety of such a state, but the Japanese have one: Chōdonode (Just so).
--R. 'Bear' Graves
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|Length: 6.42 in./163.07 mm.||Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.|
|Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.||Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.|
|Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.||Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.|
|Stem Material: Vulcanite||Filter: None|
|Shape: Dublin||Finish: Smooth|
|Material: Briar||Country: Japan|