Dark gray vase. Rubble textured sides with a bamboo stalk relief design stretching from the bottom to the top of the vase. Relief is a medium brown color. On the opposite side of the vase, at the top, are two brown bamboo leaves in relief facing each other. To the proper left of the bamboo stalk is a small red bird in relief flying towards the stalk. The bird has an eye, feathers, and breast rendered in gilt. At the top of the vase, surrounding the opening, is a textured border that resembles whale baleen. Six red whale tales surround the vase opening on the "baleen" border; the tale ends are adjacent to the vase opening. Etched on the bottom of the vase are the words: "MADE IN JAPAN/HAND PAINT."