Beautiful vase by noted Mashiko Ware potter Kenji Sakuma (sun of Totaro Sakuma).
Comes with original wooden box.
Mashiko ware is produced in the area around the town of Mashiko in Tochigi prefecture.
The clay used in Mashiko ware is rich in silicic acid and iron with a high plasticity, making it easy to shape and highly fire-resistant.
Unlike other potteries, no extra ingredients are added to the clay; which is the secret behind Mashiko ware's thickness.