Article on Japanese smoking paraphernalia
19 July 2021
Published on the web this week, a new article by Don Duco. It concerns a sketch of the special smoking utensils from Japan, written on the basis of the collection of our museum. Not only the characteristic Japanese pipes are discussed, but especially the pipe holders or kiseruzutsu with accompanying tobacco boxes and tobacco pouches. More than eighty photos provide a cross-section of the objects that were so familiar to the Japanese for a long time and have now fallen out of use. An interesting anthology about a consumer article that has remained virtually out of the picture in the Dutch tobacco literature. Fortunately, this article now changes that.