Japanese designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi has developed a new edition of 'Sand' vase, based on the idea of the game Bou-Taoshi.
Bou-Taoshi is a game with simple rules. Players make a heap of sand and place a branch in the centre, then each player takes turns removing sand; the one who causes the branch to fall loses.
According to Kaneuchi, this activity is a common sight in Japanese temples, where the conical shape represents where God first came in the mythological age.
"The sand heap is also considered to be an object representative of a divine spirit. The shape is also… more