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Jewel-Shaped Incense Container

  • Mino ware, ki-seto type
  • Japan Momoyama period, 16th century
  • h: 5.0cm md: 4.7cm bd: 3.6cm
  • [40463]

Kogō incense containers are small boxes used to hold the incense used during a tea ceremony. The box is put out for guests to admire during a part of the tea ceremony and this led to the creation of a huge variety of often witty shapes, sizes and designs of containers.

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