Kairagi 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 saké flask (tokkuri) is done in an ash glaze called kairagi. While cooling in the kiln, the glaze shrinks disproportionately faster around the claybody, forming a provocative landscape of beads and crackles. A unique addition to any saké ware collection.
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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