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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 : 18.5 cm
Diameter : 12.5 cm
He uses the special plant-blended ash that has been researched for glaze. The works pursue the thing with wonderful shape and color born from nature.