Is there really a Japanese glass site, where they speak english, that I could post this? Has anyone ever seen Japanese glass like this?
There were actually extremely similar murrines used by Murano glass companies, mainly in the 1970s by Luciano Gaspari for Salviati and by Tony Zuccheri for Venini. However, the rest of the vase doesn't look like the work of either of those companies.
My local sushi bar would only recognize it if it were cat shaped and had it's left paw in the air.