kintsugi yobitsugi meded karatsu mishima teabowl

Kintsugi Teabowl | Mishima Karatsu

SKU: 2500

Mishima ware - A category of ceramics with inlay designs that were originally produced in Korea. "It is generally believed that it acquired the name Mishima from people involved in chanoyu in Japan, because the designs suggested the calendars produced by Mishima Shrine in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture." (Chanoyu Vocabulary. Practical Terms for the Way of Tea, p. 141)


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Flat teabowl (hira chawan) 

Mishima Karatsu

18th century

Diam. 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Height 3.1 (1 1/4 in.)

Wooden box

Shiji-an collection slip.


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