My blog friend Toukou san , from Japan sent a beautiful gift which arrived yesterday.
Inside this carefully wrapped box was a candle holder made by my friend Toukou san who is a potter. He wrapped the candle holder in newspaper so I tried hard not to rip the paper because that was interesting to see as well.
Toukou san tells me that this candle holder is designed to be lit with a candle honoring someone who has passed.
This is taken from the top, where the candle will sit. Notice the intricate colors that design the top.
Domo arigatou, Toukou san! It’s beautiful.