Bou-Toshi is a Japanese game. And is what inspired designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi who created these series of vases made from sand ad resin.
The vases are made according to the principal of the game; First, players make a heap of sand and place a pole in the centre. Then each player takes turns removing sand, the one who causes the pole to fall loses,” explains the artist. “Here, the pole is transformed to a glass tube – time stopped with resin. The shape nears collapse, bringing a tension and delicate beauty to the flower.”