Fumiaki Goto

Hanabunko flower vase


Hanabunko is a small flower vase shaped like a book. It seamlessly integrates into your shelves while adding a dash of life to your collection of books. It works as a divider or, of course, simply a flower vase.The round hole in the center functions is a grip, but also as a stopper for longer flowers.

The name Hanabunko is derived from the words hana, meaning flower, and bunko, or bunkobon, Japanese small-format paperback books. The packaging design of each vase is intended to replicate the common dust wrapper that the books come in. It can either be left on, or removed.

Each piece is handmade by artisans in Hizen-Yoshida (Shiga Prefecture). The sharp edges and clean lines, which are incredibly difficult to achieve in ceramics due to warping at high temperatures, are made possible by their skilled craftsmanship.


  • Designer: Fumiaki Goto
  • Materials: porcelain
  • Available in white or blue glaze
  • Size: W105 × H148 × D26 mm
  • Made in Japan

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