We visited Koraku-en at the end of a long day of walking and sightseeing in Okayama, and I confess I was getting tired. "Just this one more garden," Gabe begged me, and I can never say no when he's excited about something. What I would've missed if I had had my way! It's designed in a "scenic promenade" style, which offers a new and lovely view at every turn in the path, and I found myself gasping and cooing every few steps.
I decided that every garden--every HOME!--should surprise and delight you around each bend, and the Koraku-en Vase helps you do just that. It's a handsome, rugged addition to a room that leans toward farmhouse, industrial, or primitive style, and it can also stay outside as it's completely waterproof and glazed inside and out.
Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 27.5 in inches. Imported. Handling Fee is $20.