Tsuge Ikebana: Smooth Volcano (Kikuchi) (G) (026) (2018)

Product Number: 002-623-4549

This Volcano by Asami Kikuchi at Tsuge Ikebana feels at once very familiar and very different from the others we've seen. The crisp paneling at play is familiar — her previous pieces sporting a ridgeline that flowed through shank, fore of bowl, and returning to the shank quite neatly — but its in its gesture that things diverge. More curled than previous renditions, with a whole lot of roundness and softness to its shank end and lower bowl, it's a piece that brings a more organic element to a shape that requires a certain amount of structure, without sacrificing anything in the way of easy grace. On top of that, the finish is top-notch, a red-hued contrast that highlights some vibrant flame all around, its high gloss ensuring that this piece's sculptural style is not missed.

- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.29 in./108.97 mm.
  • Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Volcano
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan
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