Minoru Nagata: Shizuku Drop ( Reverse Calabash )
The “Shizuku Drop” pipe is an other example of Mr Nagata`s hard work and genius. Although the bowl may look thick and heavy the morta wood gives it a lightweight feel. The bowl has been tapered in the middle, giving it a sexy hourglass silhouette. As it conically expands from the centre, the rim is completed with a contoured droplet shape. A briar band has been added as a handsome accessory to the shank and stem. The supreme finishing touch to this work of art is the addition of a copper capped, briar and morta tamper. Incredible.