Let's be clear: there was no way I was not going to love Japanese, hand-crafted animal ceramics that can hold flowers. KuSaFuNe is Tokyo-born ceramicist Sasaki Kaneko, and translates as 'grass boat', or, as google translater tells me, 'the company has created a boat is a work in grass'. Such a way with words. Might have to get myself to the Matsumoto Craft Festival. HF.