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)
Flat teabowl (hira chawan)
Diam. 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Height 3.1 (1 1/4 in.)
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