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Sometsuke Takokarakusa Guinomi (染付タコ唐草ぐい呑)
This is the Arita ware crafted by TAKAMORI, Seiji (高森誠司).
Tako means octopus in Japanese and they have eight legs.
We consider that those legs are also connected with the speading fortune.
And this pattern is also known as the auscipious pattern.
Height : 5.6 cm
Diameter : 5.8 cm
He learned pottery and colored porcelain at three places in Karatsu, Kyoto, and Arita. The Ko-imari style ceramic is made with unique painting and glaze he developed.