Smio Satou: Smooth Volcano with Tsuishu

Product Number: 002-142-0406

In the stout, tightly knit proportions, low-slung orientation of the bowl, and touch of lift to the D-shaped shank, this Volcano calls to mind some of the renditions Satou was producing between 2004 and 2006, albeit much more controlled and symmetrical overall. The theme here is one of powerful grace, the compact length of the piece working alongside its muscular proportions to produce a substantial feel in hand and in profile alike, while keeping the latter active and dynamic through clean, precise linework. From a functional standpoint, it's very much like a rather stylized Pot, featuring a chamber that emphasizes breadth over depth with thick insulating walls to match. On the other hand, the design also afforded Satou quite a broad canvas on which to showcase some stunning flame and straight grain, enveloping the bowl in a full 360degree display. Beautiful work from the Japanese master here.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Volcano
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan
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