Hand made more than hundred years ago in Iga, a small tow in the mountains of Mie prefecture, famous as the birthplace of Iga ninja.
Items like ours gave big inspiration to one of the worlds famous potter Tsujimura Shiro.
Iga-yaki is a style of pottery where the ceramic is fired at high temperatures causing it to crystallize in a red hue, with brown-grey burn marks caused by log ashes, and the melting effect of the vidro (feldspatic glass). It has been a popular pottery style since the Tsutsui-Momoyama period of Japan. Iga-yaki utilizes the native Iga clay and is fired over three days in a kiln dug into the ground.
Size 14.3 centimeters in height, diameter 3 centimeters, trunk diameter 8 centimeters, 260 grams in weight.
Condition is excellent - there is no water leak and break hurt, there is no damage.