A very unusual form in iconic Zogan inlay by legendary potter Wada Morihiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ryu-sugi Mon Kake Hana-ike (Hanging Vase with Flowing Cedar Pattern). It is 9 inches (22 cm) across, 2-1/2 inches (5 cm) thick and in excellent condition.
Wada was born in Hyogo prefecture and apprenticed under Kyotos Tomimoto Kenkichi before moving to his current location in 1976. He has displayed at the Nihon Togei Ten (National Ceramics Exhibition) and Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (National Traditional Crafts Exhibition) among many others. He was awarded the gold medal at the Florence International Ceramics Exhibition in 1980 as well as being displayed at the Victoria Albert and Smithsonian as one representative of modern Japanese ceramics in 1983. He subsequently received the Japanese Ceramic Society Award in 1985, a very rare honor.