When I was in Japan I met someone who had worked with Shimaoka. My acquaintance had acquired some shards from Shimaoka's BIG pots that Shimaoka thought not of the quality he wanted and so had destroyed. My acquaintance gave me one of the shards which has the classic rope inlay design. I've tried to make photos of the work to show you--but the quality is not great (my camera or my skills with the camera?) The shard measures 3" X 2".
I turned off the flash in the following because of the reflection, but it did not help much.
The shard is very thick--it measures a full 3/8 inch. But then he was making BIG pots!
There is no texture from the rope inlay--there is a lot of texture to the piece but it is from the clay not the design.