Kohiki Tea Ceremony Bowl by Wada Tōzan

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Kohiki Tea Ceremony Bowl by Wada Tōzan
¥240,000
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Description

Kohiki is a type of high-fired stoneware developed in Japan by Korean potters in the 1500s.  It was used extensively by tea ceremony practitioners of the day who found its simple, rustic charm well suited to the principles of chanoyu tea ceremony.

This kohiki tea ceremony bowl by Wada Tōzan is a splendid example of this timeless glaze.  It was fired at Ōizumi-gama - the Wada family's noborigama climbing kiln.  Variations in the ash and clay slip give the surface a graceful, painterly quality, while incidental flashes of pastel orange, formed when the kiln was deprived of oxygen, beautifully accent the piece in entirety.

The bowl is deftly formed from a dark, iron-rich clay and slightly oval in shape.  It fits perfectly in reverently cupped hands when receiving matcha green tea.
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A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist.  Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.

A fukusa display cloth is included.

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 incmlbskg
length 4.5" 11.5    
width 4.2" 10.6    
height 3.5" 9.0    
weight     4.41 2.0
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