Tsuge Ikebana: Smooth Acorn (F)
Product Number: 002-623-3031
This downright voluptuous Ikebana F Grade bent Acorn presents a both a heavier emphasis on the bowl, as well as a subtle compression on the horizontal axis. In its totality, while I have never seen its likes in an Ikebana before, I can't say that I'm not enjoying it immensely. Different from the Ikebana shaping norm doesn't mean Danish (and it would be disingenuous for me to build a case for it being so, due to. umm. I dunno - a Pear like bowl?). There is something both attractive and compelling about the prominent upswing of the bowl and the more muted flare of the shank, and that saddle-style stem is more than a smart choice, I would think of it as mandatory; a tapered stem of similar figure would deprive the shape of a considerable amount of grace and dexterity.
--R. 'Bear' Graves
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.42 in./137.67 mm.
- Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan