We happened to see one of these walking through Kajiwara san's workshop and he blushed and explained it was just a product of his imagination - trying to cover the whole surface with the local tobikanna decoration. But the gentle domed shape and play of colour and reflection over the surface is really fun.
Kajiwara san grew up surrounded by pottery in Tōhō village and has taken up the challenge of how to re-invigorate traditional shapes and decoration. He experimented with different glazes and shapes until he settled on his signature white rice husk ash and brown ameyu glazes which he uses for practical tableware including the versatile Ōhitsu container. His glazes have a real depth of colour and texture which combined with simple shapes and decoration make his work really appealing.