An outstanding, museum quality Bizen flower vase made by Kimura Sojô 木村素静, who was born 1945 into one of the six most famous Bizen potter families and trained by the famous Living National
Treasure Isezaki Jun 伊勢崎淳 (*1936). This fine work bears an exceptional pattern of highly developed techniques uniqe to Bizen pottery. Long ash glaze drops that run vertically around the vase are
showing that the object has layed down on the side in the kiln during firing. Circular shaped reverse patterns (botamochi) with beautiful and lively color changing of garnet red, orange
and green (yôhen) are the visible traces of the firing supports. All these are typical characteristics of the so called "pushed-over" pieces (korogashi) that are rare and
regarded as the master pieces of highly advanced potters.