Origin : Japan
Made of : porcelain - potery
Classification : things / shapes
Maker : ?
About "kutani style" (kutani-yaki - 九谷焼) :
Kutani is a tyle of porcelain from the north of Honshu (Kanazawa, Komatsu, Kaga, Nomi). The kutani design is dense with dark and intense colours.
About "bamboo" (take - 竹) :
Bamboo is a quick growing evergreen grass that has been used in Japan for construction and various arts and crafts for many centuries.
Even the strongest tree can brake against strong winds. The bamboo bends, it flexes, nearly touches the ground, but never breaks. Bamboos symbolize the idea that a man must keep his integrity whatever happens to him.
In case of earthquake, bamboo forests are considered as a safe place to find shelter. The interlaced bamboo roots hold the ground and there is no risk of being crashed by a tree.