Japanese designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi is back with a new edition of Sand based on the Bou-Taoshi game. The game begins with players making a heap of sand and placing a branch down the center. Each player then takes turns removing sand and whoever causes the branch to fall, loses.

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

It’s primarily a children’s game, but it actually goes way back in history and the cone-like shapes are often seen at Japanese temples. The sand heap is considered a representation of a divine spirit. The vases are a reflection of the heap of sand and are meant to hold a flower.

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category

Sand (New Edition) by Yukihiro Kaneuchi in home furnishings  Category