This exquisite Shigaraki umbrella stand is handcrafted out of Japan's famous Iga clay, found exclusively at the bed of Lake Biwa. Shigarakiware is a style of traditional Japanese pottery made in the Shiragaki region since the Kamakura period. The kiln is known as one of "The Six Old Kilns," and is treasured by Japanese culture. Shigarakiware is distinguished by its irregular contours, rough texture, and naturally warm colors. Add this functional piece of art to create an elegant rustic atmosphere in any room.