kintsugi chawan teabowl karatsu hakeme view-2

Kintsugi Teabowl

SKU: 1717



Rice-straw ash glaze was applied to this bowl, then combed to form wavy lines encircling the interior, a classic Karatsu decorative approach. The mending employed lacquer to reassemble the bowl with ceramic fragments from other yet similar bowls, called yobitsugi, “borrowed patches.”


Edo Period, 18th century
Glazed ceramic (Karatsu)


On mended ceramics, see: Flickwerk. The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics, Exhibition Catalogue, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and Museum für Lackkunst, 2008