Long Antique Kiseru (over 36 centemeters)

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Here we have an exceptionally long kiseru. Traditionally, the long kiserus were reserved for women, in particular geisha and maiko. If you look closely at the metal end of the suikuchi you can see a carefully crafted striated pattern. The rau is made from seasoned bamboo, black in color.

a very long antique Japanese kiseru (geisha sytle) antique kiseru over 36 centimeters long

Measuring tape showing kiseru length

long antique Japanese kiseru with ruler showing length mouthpiece end of an antique Japanese kiseru

Note the striations visible in the bronze kiseru mouthpiece

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