Series: Ishikawa Tani

Date: 2010

Dimensions: 131” x 49” x 67”

Materials: Blown and kiln formed glass, basswood, copper, bamboo.

A Matoi is an object used in Edo period Japan by firemen to notify people of a fire. It was put on the roof of the burning building by the matoi holder. Each different group of firemen in the Edo period had their own matoi to identify themselves. In modern Japan, the matoi is only used for ceremonial purposes.