Ginshō Tenmoku Tori Incense Burner by Kamada Kōji
No other tea ceremony accessory has quite the same spiritual function as kōro. Incense drifting throughout the tea room helps to clear the mind, making participants more attuned to the tranquility inside this sacred place.
More than just mere burners, however, kōro are decorative, eye-catching and oftentimes playful pieces. This ginshō tenmoku incense burner by Kamada Kōji is certainly that.
The monolithic strength of the iron-saturated glaze commands attention yet is tamed by the elegant and skillfully formed base. Golden highlights which appear around all edges add a touch of opulence, especially on the lid which is topped by a bird (tori) figurine.
Although kōro of this type are traditionally used for holding pieces of smoldering charcoal upon which powdered incense is burned, this piece can accommodate stick types as well. Incense is used while the lid is off, wafting through the holes for a time when the lid is replaced.
It makes an attractive accessory for any Japanese-influenced interior or modern décor.
Kamada Kōji's tenmoku works are held in private collections around the world and, in 2005, were acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for display in their Asian Art collection.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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