Tsuge Ikebana: Partially Sandblasted Volcano (F)
Product Number: 002-623-4450
While many "Flowers of the Pipe World" show hints of the Shinto aesthetic, this transfixing Volcano moves further into that realm, incorporating the balancing principles of Onmyōdō (the way of yin & yang) in a marvelous manner. Far more than the obvious delineation between the dark (yin/in) of the sandblast and the bengal (yo/yang) of the smooth stain, the curve, regularity and settling position which is part of yin is reflected in the shape and symmetry of the heel and bottom of the shank. Yang rises - pushes against restraint - and presents in the subtle organicism of the smooth. That said, the traditional combining characters which form in-yo represent the light and dark side of a mountain - but the same mountain. That same unity is found here, and the totality presents a harmony in the hand which rivals that enjoyed by the eye.
R. 'Bear' Graves
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.35 in./135.89 mm.
- Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Volcano
- Finish: Partial Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan