Jewel-Shaped Incense Container
- Mino ware, ki-seto type
- Japan Momoyama period, 16th century
- h: 5.0cm md: 4.7cm bd: 3.6cm
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.