Ray Kurusu: Smooth Apple with Bamboo
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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Measurements & Other Details
- 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