The famed Tokoname artist Konishi Yohei (b. 1941)’s craft skill earned him the designation of Intangible Cultural Heritage. He graduated from the Tokoname High School in 1959, and has been working as a potter, honing his skill in shaping the iconic red Tokoname clay in marvelous forms. This Tsubo- a category in which the lip and mouth of the jar is always smaller in circumference than the neck and shoulders, reflects his skill. The texture of the raw clay shows off kiln firing marks that run in horizontal lines, creating an interesting visual effect that recalls rocky strata: layers of sedimentary rock. These horizontal layers form from the processes of weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, and cementation. This creates a lovely play on the material: Clay reflects earthen rock; the clay comes from the earth. Konishi recalls this statement, reaffirming the idea that what comes from the earth will be recalled to the earth.