Haiyūsai Saké Flask by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi has trained under the late Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) who, in 1985, was awarded the title of Living National Treasure for his outstanding work in ceramic making. And it is from his sensei that Ikai learned the secrets to coaxing subtle hues and fluid effects from the oldest and most rudimentary of all glazes - hai, or ash.
This inspired gourd-shaped saké flask (tokkuri) is glazed in oak and rice straw. It came from the kiln enrobed in soothing, milky blue tone. The ideal gift for any saké aficionado.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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