This rustic, sturdy grain storage jar was produced in the area known as Shigaraki. Ceramics from this
region were prized for their unpretentious, rough character. This large coil-built vessel is slightly
asymmetrical. The incised decoration at the neck is paired with the random glaze, naturally occurring
from residual ash in the kiln. Vessels with this aesthetic were prized particularly by practitioners of
the tea ceremony.