Rare porcelain soy sauce pot with glossy white glaze, designed in 1956 by SORI YANAGI.
This remarkable and collectible pitcher exudes uniqueness in design and character! The cavity of the handle helps with airflow and also functions as a hole for refilling. Recommended for soy sauce, olive oil, vinegar, or other dressings.
Made in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Dimensions: DIA3.74" x W4.13" x H4.13"
Sori Yanagi's kitchen product series began with an extensive cutlery line in 1974 and has since expanded to include pots, pans, kettles, colanders, bowls, knives, utensils, and cast iron grills. His design concept nurtures simplicity and the seeking out of small ideas that affect in significant ways.
Credited as the father of modern Japanese design, Yanagi's bent plywood stool, the "BUTTERFLY STOOL," designed in 1956, is currently part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in NY.
His success opened international doors for other young Japanese designers, and he remained an ardent supporter of Japanese traditional art. He was the director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum in Tokyo, which was founded by his father, Soetsu Yanagi.
"Things that are easy to use survive, regardless of what is fashionable, and people want to use them forever," Yanagi said in a 2002 Japan Times article. "But if things are created merely for a passing vogue and not for a purpose, people soon get bored with them and throw them away."