Product Number: 002-637-0009
Even without the benefit of that perfect bamboo, this Reiichi Apple is the quiet embodiment of the Shinto aesthetic; nothing forced, everything a celebration of the beauty to be found in nature. The patterns which appear in the micro-troughs/peaks of the plateau amaze almost to the same degree as the straight grain which drapes the bowl. Though a small thing (not a bad thing, given that Shinto-nature also celebrates the small), everyone here was universally amazed to discover that the slender ring at the terminus of the mount is also a spinning “worry bead”. Yes, seriously; a meditative device set within an instrument of contemplation. Is it just me, or is that as cool as all get-out?!
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves
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|Length: 5.89 in./149.61 mm.||Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.|
|Bowl Height: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.||Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.|
|Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.||Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.|
|Stem Material: Vulcanite||Filter: None|
|Shape: Apple||Finish: Smooth|
|Material: Briar||Country: Japan|