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Haiyu Hisago Kaki (灰釉瓢花器)
This is the Kyoto ware crafted by ITOI, Yasuhiro (糸井康博).
He makes vase with ash glaze which is made from natural wood ashes.
The vase has a form of gourd that is called hyotan.
Gourd is a container that is deeply connected to life in Japan and has cultural significance.
Height : 24 cm
Diameter : 12.5 cm
ITOI was born in Kyoto and is working at Oji-cho, Nara prefecture today. Solo exhibitions are held in the galleries and he works actively.