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Shizuo's [http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~antpipe/English%20page%20top.htm website]
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'''From Shizuo's website:''' (Edited for grammar)
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[[Image:shizuoarita2.jpg|left|thumb]]
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[[Image:shizuoarita1.jpg|right|thumb|250px]]
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In 1976 there was a small pipe smoking boom in Japan, because pipe smoking was considered better for one's health than smoking cigarettes.
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My pipe collection had increased considerably since I started smoking at the age of 20. I completed a fine pipe in one day from a pipe-kit which was presented to me by my wife on my 40th birthday.
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[[Image:shizuoarita2.jpg]]
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Since then, I have been absorbed in making pipes and have made more than 2,000 pipes in the past 30 years. These pipes are favored by many Japanese pipe smokers.
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'''From Shizuo's website:'''
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I was born in 1935 and am 71 years (2006) old. I was in business for 40 years, during which time I had been making pipes for 20 years. Eight years ago I retired from business and had more free time and was able to pursue many hobbies. Pipe making is also one of my hobbies and it is not the purpose to obtain an income, but is a creative activity aimed at making pipes.
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'''About me'''
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I make about 100 pipes a year. Since I enjoy making pipes, I am not going to make more than that in a year. It seems that many pipe-makers design their own shapes and designs, and then proceed to repeat these designs. In my case, pipe making is a creation which asks for enjoyment, and I am always pursuing new designs.
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1976, in these days, pipe smoking was a little boom because of the
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reason that it was better for health than smoking the cigarettes in Japan.
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The pipes which I started smoking from 20 years old became quite a
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number, and I completed a fine pipe in one day out of the first hand
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made pipe-kit which was presented by my wife on my 40th birthday.
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Since then, I was absorbed in making pipes and made more than 2,000
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pipes in 30 years. These pipes are in favored with many Japanese
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pipe smokers.
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I was born in 1935 and am 71 years (2006) old. I was in business for
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40 years, and besides I have been making pipes for 20 years.
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8 years ago, I retired from business and could have more free time and
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became to be able to enjoy many hobbies. Pipe making is also one of
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my hobbies and it is not the purpose to obtain an income, but is a
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creative activity aiming at making a pipe.
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I make about 100 pipes in one year. Since I enjoy making pipes, I am not
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going to make more. It seems that many pipe-makers decide his own
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shape and design, and make it repeatedly. But in my case, pipe making
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is a creation which asks for the enjoyment, and I am pursuing always new
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design.
      
'''About a good pipe for me'''
 
'''About a good pipe for me'''
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A hand made pipe is a tool for smoking tobacco. I think that the pipe which has fine briar grain and has a beautifully designed shape, gives you further satisfaction and a wonderful feeling when you touch it, as in art. I believe the pipe is similar to ceramic art which has a firm status as an art, and the requirements for such pipes are;
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Hand made pipe is a tool for smoking tobacco. But I think the pipe which
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'''1.''' Many years of usage, trouble-free precision and construction, and a procurement of good briar.
has fine grain of briar and is designed beautiful shape, further gives you
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satisfaction of wonderful feeling when you touch, is an art. I believe the
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pipe is close to ceramic art which has firm status as an art ,
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and the requirements for such pipes are;
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1.To use for long years, trouble-free precision and construction, and a
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'''2.''' For the tobacco to taste nice, the shape of bowl, diameter of the draft hole, flow of smoke, etc. have to be taken into consideration.
procurement of good briar.
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2. Tobacco to be nice taste, for that the shape of bowl, diameter of flue,
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'''3.''' Quality of briar and grain has to be good, and flawless.
flow of smoke, etc. to be taken in consideration.
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3. Quality of briar and grain to be good, and flawless.
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'''4.''' Grain has to be revealed clearly and the design composed of beautiful streams of curved lines, matching the grain.
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4. Grain to be expressed clearly and design composed of beautiful
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'''5.''' Never tiring of the pipe, so that the more you use it, the more you get used to it, becoming so attached to it, that you could never part with it.
stream of curved lines , matching grain.
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5. The pipe, not getting tired of, the more you use, the more you get used
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to, becoming attached to it and can not part with.
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'''Contact information:''' E-mail: mailto:arinko@mtc.biglobe.ne.jp
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'''Contact information:'''  
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Website: [http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~antpipe/English%20page%20top.htm Shizuo Arita]
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E-mail: mailto:arinko@mtc.biglobe.ne.jp

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