Kushime Vase by Hechimon

The earthy texture with unglazed firing effects of this vase is intended to evoke the nature of Shigaraki clay and its raw unadulterated beauty. The artist limits excessive decoration to express the identity of the vessel through beauty in simplicity.

'Kushime' refers to the hand-carved 'comb teeth' patterns which bring both elegant and rustic looks.

Perfect as a vessel for a simple arrangement.

The naturalness and unique shape are the signature Shigaraki-yaki wabi-sabi-suki emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity, humility, and intense appreciation of the immediate experience. The true one-of-a-kind artisan creation.

Dimension: Diameter 9 x Height 16cm

Usage and Care

Avoid exposure to direct sources of heat.

Avoid any sharp temperature change on the product, as it could cause cracking.

Do not freeze the product, as it might crack.

Made in Koka, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Hechimon - Artisan Collection from Shigaraki

Marui Seito is a third-generation Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) producer based in the town of Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture. At Marui Seito, their craftsmen are committed to creating a wide range of pottery pieces with unremitting efforts to meet the needs of people since the Taisho period. Hechimon is Marui Seito's signature Shigaraki-yaki tableware collection. The brand name, Hechimon, is derived from the Japanese word used by the Shigaraki-yaki craftsmen for "one of a kind" or unique things. Just as no two people are the same, no two Shigaraki-yaki pieces will be identical. Embracing various shapes and patterns that both nature and craftsmen bring about, the name, Hechimon, represents the craftsmen's playfulness and truthfulness to their products.

Shigaraki-Yaki - One of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan

Situated right below Lake Biwa and close to Kyoto, Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery centres in Japan, and its pottery producing history dates back over 1,200 years. Shigaraki-yaki (Shigaraki ware) is known as one of the six ancient kilns in Japan, and in 1976 Shigaraki-yaki was designated as one of Japan’s Traditional Handicrafts.