Kokusô No. 16


"KOKUSÔ" Pipe with Urushi Lacquer. The Chamber built from "kokusô", urushi mixed with "tonoko" and saw dust around a bog oak core, the stem Acrylic. The Flat ends of the chamber lacquered with Green and Gold "Midori Kinkumo" Urushi Lacquer
The Pipes are completely hand crafted and lacquered in the MP Atelier in Switzerland
A Note on Urushi
Urushi lacquer is literally indestructible, The hardness of Urushi lacquer reaches Mohs 4, the hardness of Glass, Urushi Lacquer has strong antibacterial properties, Urushi lacquer is resistant against all known Acids and Alkalis, Urushi withstands heat up to 300 Degree Celsius, Only long and strong exposure to UV rays could destroy Urushi over time.